The King of Kings

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The Biblical story of Jesus Christ -- from his early years through the Resurrection -- is rendered with equal parts sanctity and melodramatic spectacle. Cecil B. DeMille's follow-up to his successful The Ten Commandments (1923) has portions filmed in Technicolor and was remade in 1961.

Cast

H.B. Warner
as Jesus Christ
Jacqueline Logan
as Mary Magdalene
Clayton Packard
as Bartholomew
Charles Requa
as James, the Less
Rudolph Schildkraut
as Caiaphas, high priest
Sam De Grasse
as The Pharisee
Casson Ferguson
as The Scribe
Montagu Love
as The Roman Centurion
Majel Coleman
as Proculia, Wife of Pilate
William Boyd
as Simon Of Cyrene
Josephine Norman
as Mary Of Bethany
Ken Thomson
as Lazarus
Dot Farley
as Maid Servant of Caiaphas
Hector V. Sarno
as The Galilean Carpenter
Clarence Burton
as Dysmas, the Repentant Thief
Leon Holmes
as The Imbecile Boy
Richard Alexander
as Soldier of Rome
Budd Fine
as Soldier of Rome
Otto Lederer
as Eber, a Pharisee
Sally Rand
as Slave To Mary Magdalene
Jimmie Dime
as Soldier of Rome
Bryant Washburn
as A Young Roman
Sojin
as Prince Of Persia
Monte Collins
as A Rich Judean
Jim Farley
as An Executioner
May Robson
as The Mother of Gestas
Noble Johnson
as A Charioteer
Lionel Belmore
as A Roman Noble
Andre Cheron
as A Wealthy Merchant
Muriel McCormac
as The Blind Girl
Jim Mason
as Gestas, the Unrepentant Thief
William Costello
as A Babylonian Noble
Dick Richards
as Soldier of Rome
Julia Faye
as Martha
Viola Louie
as The Woman Taken in Adultery
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Critic Reviews for The King of Kings

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Audience Reviews for The King of Kings

  • Feb 21, 2008
    cecil b demilles silent classic about the life of Jesus. demille, one of the greatest directors in history, says that this is the most important film he ever made. he claimed to have a deeply rooted reverence for the Bible but he was also a showman as a filmmaker, both sides of his character show in this film. he took way too much liberty with the telling of Jesus' life and created a flawed portrayal of events, but did so well with what he got right that I still had a genuinely worshipful experience watching this film. some of it was so bad it was comical, other parts were so good i was in awe. ultimately it was well worth the time even though this film was a bit long for a silent film.
    danny d Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2007
    Cecil B. DeMille may be well known for his legendary Blockbuster hit "The Ten Commandments". However, it is not his best film. The King of Kings is the best adaptation of the life of Jesuschrist, his miracles and messages. Finally, a respectable, tolerant and fair adaptation of what He represents in the world and among humanity. Awesome. Excellent silent as well. 94/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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