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Title:
The prodigal
Author:
Thorpe, Richard, 1896-1991.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A young Hebrew named Micah, unsatisfied with his father's rural life, demands his inheritance so he can try his luck in the city. Once in Damascus, he falls under the spell of a beautiful pagan priestess who induces him to squander his money and betray his faith. Only after many trials and tribulations does Micah recover his senses and return home to his forgiving father.
General Note:
"In Cinemascope."

Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.

Special features: Commentary by film historian Dr. Drew Casper; theatrical trailer.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated by MPAA.
Added Uniform Title:
Bible. Luke. 2007.
ISBN:
9781419850370

9781419850257
UPC:
012569797291

085391145240
Format :
DVD

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Clarence Library DVD 65654 Adult DVD Classics
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One critic has noted that The Prodigal was aptly titled, inasmuch as it was all too prodigal with the funds of the then-flagging MGM studios. In its retelling of the 22-verse Biblical story of the Prodigal Son, the film helpfully fills in the story details inconsiderately left out of the Old Testament. Edmond Purdon plays Micah, the wastrel son of Eli (Walter Hampden) who takes his share of his father's fortune and blows it all in wicked old Damascus. Micah's one redeeming feature is his unserving faithful in the Lord God Jehovah. Pagan princess Samarra (Lana Turner at her most giddily exotic) intends to seduce Micah into renouncing his faith, only to get stoned to death for her troubles. Nearly two hours pass before Micah returns home and the fatted calf is killed in his honor. If for nothing else, The Prodigal would be memorable for Lana Turner's pagan-ritual costume, which is little more than a glorified bikini. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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