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The King of Kings was reissued in 1931 with a synchronized musical score. Portions of the film were shot on location on Santa Catalina Island.
       Voted one of the “Top Best Features” of 1928 by the 1929 Film Daily Year Book, as reported in the 7 Feb 1930 FD. ...

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The King of Kings was reissued in 1931 with a synchronized musical score. Portions of the film were shot on location on Santa Catalina Island.
       Voted one of the “Top Best Features” of 1928 by the 1929 Film Daily Year Book, as reported in the 7 Feb 1930 FD.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
10 Mar 1928
p. 52
Film Daily
1 May 1927
p. 6
Film Daily
7 Feb 1930
p. 8
Los Angeles Times
31 Oct 1926
Section C, p. 25
Moving Picture World
23 Apr 1927
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New York Times
20 Apr 1927
p. 29
New York Times
22 Jan 1928
Section VIII, p. 7
Photoplay
Jun 1927
p. 54-55
Variety
20 Apr 1927
p. 15
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Cast--Principals and Others:
Robert Ellsworth
Kenneth Thompson
Soldiers of Rome:
Cast--Additional Players Male:
George F. Marion
Richard Neill
Herbert Pryor
Phil Sleeman
William Strauss
Will Walling
Cast--Additional Players Female:
Lucille Brown
Patricia Palmer
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Cecil B. De Mille
Dir
Asst dir
William J. Cowen
2d asst dir
2d asst dir
PRODUCER
Cecil B. De Mille
Prod
WRITER
Jeanie Macpherson
Story and cont
PHOTOGRAPHY
Chief photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
Art dir
Consulting artist
Consulting artist
Consulting artist
Consulting artist
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
Assoc ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dresser
COSTUMES
Cost
Cost
MUSIC
Musical setting
MAKEUP
Fred C. Ryle
Makeup
DETAILS
Release Date:
April 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 19 Apr 1927
Production Date:
24 Aug 1926--10 Jan 1927
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
14 September 1927
LP24454
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
195
Length(in reels):
18
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Beginning with the redemption of Mary Magdalene, the film presents selected dramatic episodes from the life of Jesus, the first part dealing with the events of His ministry--notably the casting out of the seven deadly sins from Mary Magdalene, the raising of Lazarus, the driving of the moneychangers from the temple, and instruction of the Lord's Prayer. The second half deals with the Passion: The Last Supper, the betrayal of Jesus by Judas, the trial before Pilate, the bearing of the Cross to Calvary, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, and the ...

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Beginning with the redemption of Mary Magdalene, the film presents selected dramatic episodes from the life of Jesus, the first part dealing with the events of His ministry--notably the casting out of the seven deadly sins from Mary Magdalene, the raising of Lazarus, the driving of the moneychangers from the temple, and instruction of the Lord's Prayer. The second half deals with the Passion: The Last Supper, the betrayal of Jesus by Judas, the trial before Pilate, the bearing of the Cross to Calvary, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, and the Ascension.

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Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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