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The Greatest Story Ever Told

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.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told Cast

Name Character
Max von Sydow He was 35, 90 years old when he died as Jesus
Charlton Heston He was 41, 84 years old when he died as John the Baptist
Shelley Winters She was 44, 85 years old when she died as Woman who is healed
Angela Lansbury She was 39, now 96 years old as Claudia
Robert Blake He was 31, now 88 years old as Simon the Zealot
Martin Landau He was 36, 89 years old when he died as Caiaphas
Donald Pleasence He was 45, 75 years old when he died as The Dark Hermit - Satan
Robert Loggia He was 35, 85 years old when he died as Joseph
Sidney Poitier He was 37, now 95 years old as Simon of Cyrene
Russell Johnson He was 40, 89 years old when he died as Scribe
Paul Stewart He was 5, 26 years old when he died as Questor
John Wayne He was 57, 72 years old when he died as Centurion at crucifixion
Dorothy McGuire She was 48, 85 years old when she died as The Virgin Mary
Jay C. Flippen He was 65, 71 years old when he died as Drunken Soldier - Herod Antipas' Court (uncredited)
José Ferrer He was 53, 80 years old when he died as Herod Antipas
Philip Coolidge He was 56, 58 years old when he died as Chuza
Nehemiah Persoff He was 45, now 102 years old as Shemiah
David McCallum He was 31, now 88 years old as Judas Iskarioth
Pat Boone He was 30, now 87 years old as Angel at the Tomb
Roddy McDowall He was 36, 70 years old when he died as Matthew
Michael Ansara He was 42, 91 years old when he died as Herod's commander
Harold J. Stone He was 51, 92 years old when he died as Gen. Varus
Richard Conte He was 54, 65 years old when he died as Barabbas
Van Heflin He was 56, 62 years old when he died as Bar Amand
Carroll Baker She was 33, now 90 years old as Veronica
Ed Wynn He was 78, 79 years old when he died as Old Aram
David Hedison He was 37, 92 years old when he died as Philip
Michael Tolan He was 39, 85 years old when he died as Lazarus
Janet Margolin She was 21, 50 years old when she died as Mary of Bethany
Victor Buono He was 27, 43 years old when he died as Sorak
Telly Savalas He was 43, 72 years old when he died as Pontius Pilate
Tom Reese He was 97, 81 years old when he died as Thomas
Gary Raymond He was 29, now 87 years old as Simon Peter
Abraham Sofaer He was 68, 91 years old when he died as Joseph of Arimathaea
John Crawford He was 44, 90 years old when he died as Alexander
Claude Rains He was 75, 77 years old when he died as King Herod
John Abbott He was 143, 72 years old when he died as Aben
Ina Balin She was 27, 52 years old when she died as Martha of Bethany
Marian Seldes She was 36, 86 years old when she died as Herodias
Rodolfo Acosta He was 44, 54 years old when he died as Captain of lancers
Frank de Kova He was 54, 71 years old when he died as The tormentor
David Sheiner He was 37, now 94 years old as James the Elder
Frank Silvera He was 50, 55 years old when he died as Caspar
Chet Stratton He was 54, 59 years old when he died as Theophilus
Burt Brinckerhoff He was 28, now 85 years old as Andrew
Celia Lovsky She was 67, 82 years old when she died as Woman Behind Railings (uncredited)
Mark Lenard He was 40, 72 years old when he died as Balthazar
John Considine He was 30, now 87 years old as John
Joseph Sirola He was 35, 89 years old when he died as Dumah
Sal Mineo He was 26, 37 years old when he died as Uriah
Jamie Farr He was 30, now 87 years old as Thaddaeus
Joanna Dunham She was 28, 78 years old when she died as Mary Magdalene
Michael Anderson, Jr. He was 21, now 78 years old as James the Younger
Cyril Delevanti He was 75, 86 years old when he died as Melchior
Peter Mann He was 5, now 51 years old as Nathanael
Joseph Schildkraut He was 68, 67 years old when he died as Nicodemus
Robert Busch as Emissary
John Lupton He was 36, 65 years old when he died as Speaker of Capernaum
Ron Whelan as Annas

The Greatest Story Ever Told Crew

Name Department
Harold F. Kress as Editor. He was 51 (86) years old when He died Editing
Richard Day as Art Direction. He was 68 (76) years old when He died Art
William C. Mellor as Director of Photography. He was 61 (59) years old when He died Camera
Argyle Nelson, Jr. as Editor. He was 33 (now 91) years old Editing
J. Frank O'Neill as Editor. Editing
Vittorio Nino Novarese as Costume Design. He was 57 (76) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Charles E. Wallace as Sound Recordist. He was 62 (78) years old when He died Sound
David S. Hall as Art Direction. He was 59 (58) years old when He died Art
Fulton Oursler as Novel. He was 72 (59) years old when He died Writing
Lynn Stalmaster as Casting. He was 37 (now 94) years old Production
William J. Creber as Production Design. He was 33 (87) years old when He died Art
James Lee Barrett as Screenplay. He was 35 (59) years old when He died Writing
Loyal Griggs as Director of Photography. He was 59 (72) years old when He died Camera
George Stevens, Jr. as Producer. He was 32 (now 90) years old Production
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (57 years)

  • Release day: Monday, February 15, 1965
  • Runtime: 260 minutes
  • Budget: 20000000.00
  • Revenue: 15473333.00