The Greatest Story Ever Told | 1965

Directed by: George Stevens , David Lean , Jean Negulesco

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Main Plot

An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Characters

  • Max von Sydow's character in The Greatest Story Ever Told plays Jesus Christ, the central figure in the film's plot.
  • Dorothy McGuire plays the role of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, in The Greatest Story Ever Told.
  • Charlton Heston plays the role of John the Baptist, who baptizes Jesus and prepares the way for his ministry.

Ending Explained

The Greatest Story Ever Told ends with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. After being betrayed by Judas and condemned by Pontius Pilate, Jesus is crucified alongside two criminals. He dies on the cross, but then miraculously rises from the dead three days later. His resurrection brings hope and redemption to his followers, and the film concludes with Jesus ascending into heaven, promising to return one day.

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George Stevens David Lean Jean Negulesco Max von Sydow Dorothy McGuire Charlton Heston