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All The Spectacle Of Heathen Idolatry, Human Sacrifice, Pagan Revels - All The Beauty Of One Of The Bible's Timeless Love Stories!

The Story of Ruth

Ruth is an unusual character in the Bible. First she's a female protagonist, one of a select few there. Secondly her story gets its own book in the Old Testament, a short item of only four chapters. Lastly she's the first non-Hebrew protagonist in the Bible since Abraham sired the Hebrew people. It's a simple story in the Old Testament. Ruth is one of two Moabite women who marry the sons of Elimelech and Naomi. When Elimelech and sons Mahlon and Chillion die, leaving Naomi a widow with two widowed daughters-in-law, Naomi decides to return to Israel. One daughter-in-law, Orpah, bids her goodbye. Daughter-in-law Ruth however says she will not desert her. She's going to give up the life and culture of Moab and her people will be Naomi's people in the most famous line from the Book of Ruth.

Credits

The Story of Ruth Cast

Name Character
Stuart Whitman He was 32, now 96 years old as Boaz
Eduard Franz He was 57, 80 years old when he died as Jehoam
Tom Tryon He was 34, 65 years old when he died as Mahlon
Victor Buono He was 22, 43 years old when he died as Attendant to High Priest
Peggy Wood She was 68, 86 years old when she died as Naomi
Jeff Morrow He was 53, 86 years old when he died as Tob
Les Tremayne He was 47, 90 years old when he died as Elimelech
Thayer David He was 33, 51 years old when he died as Hedak
John Banner He was 50, 63 years old when he died as King Of Moab
Ziva Rodann She was 27, now 91 years old as Orpah
John Gabriel He was 29, now 93 years old as Chilion
Viveca Lindfors She was 40, 75 years old when she died as Eleilat
Daphne Einhorn as Tebah
Elana Eden She was 20, now 84 years old as Ruth

The Story of Ruth Crew

Name Department
Franz Waxman as Original Music Composer. He was 53 (60) years old when He died Sound
Franz Bachelin as Art Direction. He was 64 (84) years old when He died Art
Walter M. Scott as Set Decoration. He was 53 (82) years old when He died Art
Stuart A. Reiss as Set Decoration. He was 38 (88) years old when He died Art
Vittorio Nino Novarese as Costume Design. He was 53 (76) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Samuel G. Engel as Producer. He was 55 (79) years old when He died Production
Henry Koster as Director. He was 55 (83) years old when He died Directing
Arthur E. Arling as Director of Photography. He was 53 (85) years old when He died Camera
Jack W. Holmes as Editor. Editing
Norman Corwin as Writer. He was 50 (101) years old when He died Writing
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The Story of Ruth (63 years)

All The Spectacle Of Heathen Idolatry, Human Sacrifice, Pagan Revels - All The Beauty Of One Of The Bible's Timeless Love Stories!

  • Release day: Friday, June 17, 1960
  • Runtime: 132 minutes