The Greatest Story Ever Told-a powerful Movie.

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ (Max von Sydow) 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 (Claude Rains) ; Christ’s baptism by John the Baptist (Charlton Heston) ; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ’s crucifixion and miraculous return.

And who is in this Movie?

The major roles in the movie are these:

Smaller, credited roles (some only a few seconds) were played by Michael AnsaraCarroll BakerIna BalinRobert BlakePat BooneVictor BuonoJohn ConsidineRichard ConteJohn CrawfordCyril DelevantiJamie FarrDavid HedisonVan HeflinRussell JohnsonAngela LansburyMark LenardRobert LoggiaJohn LuptonJanet MargolinSal MineoNehemiah PersoffSidney PoitierGary RaymondMarian SeldesDavid SheinerAbraham SofaerPaul StewartMichael TolanJohn Wayne, and Shelley WintersRichard Bakalyan and Marc Cavell, in uncredited roles, played the thieves crucified with Jesus.

The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the Biblical account about Jesus of Nazareth, from the Nativity through to the Ascension. Along with the ensemble cast, it is Claude Rains‘s final film role. It received five Academy Award nominations.

The Greatest Story Ever Told
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge Stevens
Produced byGeorge Stevens
Screenplay byJames Lee Barrett
George Stevens based on the novel of Fulton Oursler and the Bible.
StarringMax von Sydow
Dorothy McGuire
Charlton Heston
José Ferrer
Telly Savalas
Music byAlfred Newman
CinematographyLoyal Griggs
William C. Mellor
Edited byHarold F. Kress
Argyle Nelson Jr.
Frank O’Neil
George Stevens Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release dateFebruary 15, 1965
Running time137 to 260 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million[1]
Box office$15.5 million[1]