The Greatest Story Ever Told

Categories: Drama, History
From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King Herod; Christ's baptism by John the Baptist; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ's crucifixion and miraculous return.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1965-02-15
Run time: 199 minute / 3:19
Budget: $20,000,000
Revenue: $15,473,333
Director: George Stevens
Writers: George Stevens, James Lee Barrett.
Production Company : George Stevens Productions
Production Country: United States of America



Max von Sydow
as Jesus
Michael Anderson Jr.
as James the Younger
Carroll Baker
as Veronica
Ina Balin
as Martha of Bethany
Victor Buono
as Sorak
Richard Conte
as Barabbas
Joanna Dunham
as Mary Magdalene
José Ferrer
as Herod Antipas
Van Heflin
as Bar Amand
Charlton Heston
as John the Baptist
Martin Landau
as Caiaphas
Angela Lansbury
as Claudia
Pat Boone
as Angel at the Tomb
Janet Margolin
as Mary of Bethany
David McCallum
as Judas Iskarioth
Roddy McDowall
as Matthew
Dorothy McGuire
as The Virgin Mary
Sal Mineo
as Uriah
Nehemiah Persoff
as Shemiah
Donald Pleasence
as The Dark Hermit - Satan
Sidney Poitier
as Simon of Cyrene
Claude Rains
as King Herod
Gary Raymond
as Simon Peter
Telly Savalas
as Pontius Pilate
Joseph Schildkraut
as Nicodemus
Paul Stewart
as Questor
John Wayne
as Centurion at crucifixion
Shelley Winters
as Woman who is healed
Ed Wynn
as Old Aram
John Abbott
as Aben
Rodolfo Acosta
as Captain of lancers
Michael Ansara
as Herod's commander
Robert Blake
as Simon the Zealot
Burt Brinckerhoff
as Andrew
Robert Busch
as Emissary
John Considine
as John
Philip Coolidge
as Chuza
John Crawford
as Alexander
Frank De Kova
as The tormentor
Cyril Delevanti
as Melchior
Jamie Farr
as Thaddaeus
David Hedison
as Philip
Russell Johnson
as Scribe
Mark Lenard
as Balthazar
Robert Loggia
as Joseph
John Lupton
as Speaker of Capernaum
Peter Mann
as Nathanael
Tom Reese
as Thomas
Marian Seldes
as Herodias
David Sheiner
as James the Elder
Frank Silvera
as Caspar
Joseph Sirola
as Dumah
Abraham Sofaer
as Joseph of Arimathaea
Harold J. Stone
as Gen. Varus
Chet Stratton
as Theophilus
Michael Tolan
as Lazarus
Ron Whelan
as Annas
Jay C. Flippen
as Drunken Soldier - Herod Antipas' Court (uncredited)
Celia Lovsky
as Woman Behind Railings (uncredited)
Lynn Stalmaster Casting

Harold F. Kress Editor

William J. Creber Production Design

Alfred Newman Original Music Composer

Richard Day Art Direction

George Stevens Screenplay

George Stevens Director

George Stevens Producer

William C. Mellor Director of Photography

James Lee Barrett Screenplay

Loyal Griggs Director of Photography

Argyle Nelson Jr. Editor
J. Frank O'Neill Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Vittorio Nino Novarese Costume Design

Charles E. Wallace Sound Recordist

Henry Wills Stunts Coordinator

George Stevens Jr. Producer

David S. Hall Art Direction

Fulton Oursler Novel

Visual Effects
Albert Simpson Matte Painter

Clarence Slifer Special Effects

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