THE KING OF KINGS

1927/1928 *****
1927 Version runs 155 mins.
1928 Version runs 112 mins.

One of the best films I've ever seen about Jesus, this silent epic from master filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille is beautiful and powerful from beginning to end. To get the full effect, one needs to watch the longer version of the film, as it is much more impressive than the shorter version, which seemed to go by too quickly. Plus, the color sequences are striking and only present in the longer version.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Not rated.

Starring:
H.B. Warner + Dorothy Cumming + Jacqueline Logan + Rudolph Schildkraut + Sam De Grasse + Casson Ferguson + Victor Varconi + Majel Coleman + Montagu Love + William Boyd + Micky Moore + Theodore Kosloff + George Siegmann + Julia Faye + Josephine Norman + Kenneth Thomson + Alan Brooks + Viola Louie + Muriel MacCormac + Clarence Burton + James Mason + May Robson + Dot Farley + Hector Sarno + Leon Holmes + Ernest Torrence + Joseph Schildkraut + James Neill + Joseph Striker + Robert Edeson + Sidney D'Albrook + David Imboden + Charles Belcher + Clayton Packard + Robert Ellsworth + Charles Requa + John T. Prince

Story and Continuity
Jeanie Macpherson

Directed by
Cecil B. DeMille


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THE KING OF KINGS on The Criterion Collection

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