This film celebrating the inspiring events of Jesus' last days is a faithful adaptation taken directly from The New Testament. Cornelius is a Roman Centurion who, upon orders from the ...
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This film celebrating the inspiring events of Jesus' last days is a faithful adaptation taken directly from The New Testament. Cornelius is a Roman Centurion who, upon orders from the Apostle Thomas, is sent to proclaim the glories of Christ. Cornelius recounts the story of Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the crucifixion, and his appearance before Mary Magdalene.
This low budget Easter story film has George MacReady in the unusual position
of being the good guy for a change. MacReady is cast as a Roman centurion who
is telling friends of the disciple Thomas of recent events in Jerusalem particularly
the fate of a young carpenter from Nazareth who had taken up preaching and
had developed a bit of a following.
The format is an interesting one. It's the telling of the gospel, but from the
point of view that this was fresh good news. I hardly need go into the plot.
MacReady has a rich, cultured voice which usually is used playing very suave and cultured villains. He's a compelling narrator of the story and his place
as a witness to a miracle.
A few other familiar character players like Lowell Gilmore as Pontius Pilate, Morris Ankrum as Peter, and James Griffith as a questioning Pharisee will be
spotted in the cast. Robert Wilson who plays Jesus played that role in several
other TV and big screen projects.
MacReady also gives a lucid explanation of the difficulties of ruling a far flung
empire. No less true in this modern world.
I Beheld His Glory is fine low budget production suitable for more than church.
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