The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Max von Sydow
Director: George Stevens Cast: Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
, Dorothy McGuire
Dorothy McGuire
, Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
George Stevens

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George Stevens' epic-scale retelling of the life of Jesus Christ gets a simple but caring release in this edition. The Greatest Story Ever Told, which appears on this DVD in its original 199-minute version, has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.75:1 and is also enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. Both the original English-language soundtrack and a dubbed French version have been remixed for playback in Dolby Digital 5.1; an English track in Dolby Digital Stereo is also included. Optional subtitles in French and Spanish also appear. No additional bonus materials appear on this release; a Special Edition disc with extras is also available.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/2004
UPC: 0027616912718
Original Release: 1965
Rating: G
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Time: 3:19:00
Sales rank: 4,334

Special Features

Screen format: 16 x 9 widescreen (2.75:1); English: 5.1 surround, stereo sound; French: 5.1 surround; French & Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Max von Sydow Jesus Christ
Dorothy McGuire Virgin Mary
Robert Loggia Joseph
Claude Rains King Herod
José Ferrer Herod Antipas
Charlton Heston John the Baptist
Marian Seldes Herodias
John Abbott Aben
Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta Captain of Lancers
Philip Coolidge Chuza
Michael Ansara Herod's commander
Donald Pleasence The Dark Hermit
David McCallum Judas Iscariot
Roddy McDowall Matthew
Michael Anderson James the Younger
David Sheiner James the Elder
Gary Raymond Peter
Burt Brinckerhoff Andrew
John Considine John
Jamie Farr Thaddaeus
David Hedison Philip
Peter Mann Nathaniel
Tom Reese Thomas
Telly Savalas Pontius Pilate
Angela Lansbury Claudia
Johnny Seven Pilate's aide
Paul Stewart Questor
Harold J. Stone Gen. Varus
Mark Lenard Balthazar
Frank Silvera Caspar
Joanna Dunham Mary Magdalene
Janet Margolin Mary of Bethany
Michael Tolan Lazarus
Carroll Baker Veronica
Pat Boone Young Man at the Tomb
Sal Mineo Uriah
Van Heflin Bar Armand
Ed Wynn Old Aram
Shelley Winters Woman of No Name
Chet Stratton Theophilius
Ron Whelan Annas
John Lupton Speaker of Capernaum
Abraham Sofaer Joseph of Arimathaea
Martin Landau Caiaphas
Nehemiah Persoff Shemiah
Joseph Schildkraut Nicodemus
Victor Buono Sorak
Robert Busch Emissary
John Crawford Alexander
John Wayne The Centurion
Sidney Poitier Simon of Cyrene
Richard Conte Barabbas
Frank de Kova The Tormentor
Joseph Sirola Dumah
Robert Blake Simon the Zealot
Russell Johnson Scribe
Dal Jenkins Philip
Cyril Delevanti Melchior
John M. Pickard Peter's 2nd accuser
Celia Lovsky Woman behind railings
Mickey Simpson Rabble rouser
Richard Bakalyan Good Thief on Cross
Marc Cavell Bad Thief on Cross
Renata Vanni Weeping woman

Technical Credits
George Stevens Director,Associate Producer,Screenwriter
James Lee Barrett Screenwriter
Marjorie Best Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Creber Production Designer
Richard Day Production Designer
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Loyal Griggs Cinematographer
David Hall Art Director,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Jack Hayes Musical Arrangement
J. McMillan Johnson Special Effects
Harold Kress Editor
Fred MacLean Production Designer
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
Ray Moyer Production Designer
Argyle Nelson Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Vittorio Nino Novarese Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank O'Neill Editor
Norman Rockett Production Designer
Clarence Slifer Special Effects

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [:45]
2. "In the Beginning..." [4:02]
3. The Three Kings [2:32]
4. Jesus, Mary & Joseph [4:10]
5. Escape From Bethlehem [:59]
6. John the Baptist [5:09]
7. Jesus' Temptation [1:47]
8. Gathering His Flock [6:48]
9. "Love Thy Neighbor" [:05]
10. "Bring That Baptist to Me" [5:29]
11. The Tax Collector [2:05]
12. "Do Unto Others..." [5:33]
13. John Before Herod [1:24]
14. The Flock Grows [7:01]
15. Cast the First Stone [4:00]
16. "I'm Cured" [1:25]
17. "Blessed are the Meek" [2:51]
18. A Prophet in His Own Home [1:39]
19. Restoring Sight [3:07]
20. The Lord's Prayer [:35]
21. Lazarus Comes Forth [6:26]
22. Jesus in Jerusalem [:51]
23. Cleansing the Temple [2:52]
24. Judas' Betrayal [5:10]
25. The Last Supper [2:38]
26. "Your Will Be Done" [3:54]
27. Jesus' Trial [1:55]
28. Pilate's Sentence [5:57]
29. Carrying the Cross [2:31]
30. Calvary [2:57]
31. "It is Finished" [:52]
32. "He is Risen" [5:42]

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