Who is Jesus and why does he powerfully impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
The scale is huge (7,000 extras in the Sermon on the Mount scene alone). The mood is reverent. The music is another milestone in the career of composer Miklos Rozsa. The performances of a splendid cast-with charismatic Jeffrey Hunter at the center-are real and moving. From the producer of the epic spectaculars El Cid and The Fall of the Roman Empire and the director of Rebel Without a Cause and 55 Days at Peking comes a vivid retelling of the world's greatest story, the saga of the Nazarene who would be King of Kings.