Cover image for The Greatest story ever told
The Greatest story ever told
Stevens, George, Jr., 1932-
Special edition.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]

Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (199 min.) : sound, color, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
Drama of the life of Christ, the teacher and saviour, healer of the hopeless and champion of the poor, from Galilee to Golgotha.
General Note:
Videodisc release in the 1965 motion picture by George Stevens Productions, Inc.



Reading Level:
Rated G.
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DVD 1224 Adult DVD Open Shelf
DVD 1224 Adult DVD Audio Visual

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Honored with five Academy Award nominations in 1965, this exceptional motion picture is an inspiring, grand-scale recreation of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from His humble birth to His crucifixion and ultimate Resurrection. A star-studded cast includes Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston and Angela Lansbury. Available for the first time on DVD, this edition includes a brand-new documentary with on-camera interviews with the cast members and director, plus original making-of featurette. It also features a deleted scene, photo gallery, collectible booklet, and original theatrical trailer.


The life of Jesus Christ is shown in this lavishly filmed epic.

Author Notes

Born in Miami 1927 and raised in the Bahamas, Poitier began acting after the war, and soon made his debut in Hollywood with No Way Out. He became the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 1968 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and is the recipient of four honorary doctorate degrees, the last from New York University. He has starred in over forty films, directed nine, and written four. He has received three Golden Globe Awards; an American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award; the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other awards and honors. In April 1997 Poitier was named the Ambassador to Japan from the Bahamas. Sir Poitier is currently president and CEO of Verdon Cedric Productions. He is married, has six daughters, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Sidney Poitier was the first black actor to win the Academy Award for best actor for his performance in Lilies of the Field in 1963. His landmark films include The Defiant Ones, A Patch of Blue, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and To Sir, With Love.

Poitier is the author of two autobiographies: This Life and the New York Times bestseller The Measure of a Man.

(Bowker Author Biography)