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The Living Christ Series 

The first mini-series made for television. Originally airing on NBC in 12 parts, it documents Christ's story from his birth to the resurrection.








Series cast summary:
Art Gilmore ...  Narrator 12 episodes, 1951
Robert Wilson Robert Wilson ...  Jesus 10 episodes, 1951
William Henry ...  Andrew 9 episodes, 1951
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ...  Simon Peter 9 episodes, 1951
Robert Bice ...  Matthew 8 episodes, 1951
Lawrence Dobkin ...  Caiaphas / ... 8 episodes, 1951
John Phillips ...  Thomas 7 episodes, 1951
Michael Whalen ...  Simon the Zealot 7 episodes, 1951
Mel Marshall Mel Marshall ...  John 6 episodes, 1951
Paul Picerni ...  James 6 episodes, 1951
Lowell Gilmore ...  Pontius Pilate 5 episodes, 1951
Eileen Rowe Eileen Rowe ...  Mary the Mother 5 episodes, 1951


The first mini-series made for television. Originally airing on NBC in 12 parts, it documents Christ's story from his birth to the resurrection.

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Biography | Drama







Release Date:

1951 (USA) See more »

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Greatest Bible Stories See more »

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(12 Episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the crucifixion scene Jesus is shown with his feet nailed separately rather than, as is often the case, with one foot placed atop the other. See more »

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Racist and Omitting Key Material--illuminati like or almost like that
14 May 2017 | by marsmitchell79See all my reviews

Two main problems with this movie out the ones that I've watched so far: 1. The American Caucasian race of the actors; this is a failing of almost every American biblical film of the day and it even happens today more times than not. The problem with that is that potential Christian converts believe a lie and make assertions that the religion is racist! Muslims say that the Christian Jesus is an American Caucasian and most of them are not. Many of them use this lie to mock/blaspheme Jesus and Christianity! Therefore, a Muslim is easily manipulated by using this lie. Jim Jones was able to draw some, because Jesus was always depicted as an American white man and the American white men was racist. His pitch--in turn--was to be multiracial. Even then, no one besides an Uncle Tom or a zealot in favor of another race wants to join a religion where no one looks like them. The bible truth makes Jesus a traditional Jew--which is one of the few races that look close to 50% white and 50% black. Honestly, I don't think this is a coincidence. So, why spread a lie that disperses and keeps people from studying the bible rather than a truth that leaves people without an applicable excuse? Unless you are a racist, what could your excuse be for not following a doctrine deemed by you as true if the human form of the Lord is 50% black and 50% white. 2. It omits key details-- such as parts of the Lord's prayer and Jesus' baptism--seemingly for no reason! It would only have taken an extra 1-2 minutes in both cases to get it right. Other than that, great!

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