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King of Kings (1961)

King of Kings (1961)
Movie Review Directed by Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause, Johnny Guitar) and dramatically narrated by Orson Welles, King of Kings is a reverent telling of the life of Christ while providing a historic context of the Roman occupation of Judea. Almost three hours long this 1961 version is a perennial holiday favorite. While some critics have pointed out or criticized Jeffrey Hunter’s too pretty blue-eyed Nordic Jesus, Hunter’s performance also comes across as more compassionate and sensitive than perhaps some of the other interpretations by various actors on the same theme. Beautifully shot in...
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