The Greatest Story Ever Told

Trivia: This particular biblical epic proved to be so expensive to make and did so badly at the box office, the film company went bankrupt.

Trivia: For his role as Pontius Pilate, Telly Savalas shaved his head bald. He would keep the look for the rest of his life, and it would become his most identifiable feature.

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Trivia: This was the last film to be partially shot in Cinerama, a technique that was abandoned due to cost issues. On studio orders, director George Stevens had to re-shoot large portions of this movie in 70mm instead, causing delays that created huge cost overruns, and a two-year delay in releasing the film.

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Revealing mistake: At the very end, a violent storm engulfs Jerusalem and the people viewing the crucifixion. In the close ups, you can see rain falling, but no one appears to be getting wet.

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The Centurion: Truly, this man was the son of God.

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