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  • TBC
  • Drama, History
  • 1927
  • 155 mins

King of Kings

King of Kings


DeMille dives into the Bible to find another silent epic with which to astonish his audience, this time recounting the story of Christ. When Judas Iscariot refuses to attend Mary Magdalene's decadent orgy, she loses her cool (though God knows, she's wearing little enough to keep warm in) and decides to investigate the Jesus phenomenon. As a disciple she witnesses the frenzy of the crowds, the trial, the crucifixion and the resurrection.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut, Victor Varioni, HB Warner, Jacquelin Logan, Dorothy Cumming
  • Director: Cecil B DeMille
  • Writer: Jeanie Macpherson
  • Producer: Cecil B DeMille
  • Photographer: J Peverell Marley

In a nutshell

With zebra races, dancing girls and a cast of thousands, this fills the screen with sensation and big images that still have the capacity to amuse and entertain.

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