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The Big Fisherman

Year:
Duration:
180 min | 165 min (TCM print)
Genres:
Drama | History
IMDB rate:
5.9
Director:
Frank Borzage
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars.
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1959-08-04
Filming Locations: Chatsworth Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Howard Keel
Simon Peter
John Saxon
Prince Voldi
Martha Hyer
Herodias
Herbert Lom
Herod Antipas
Ray Stricklyn
Deran
Marian Seldes
Arnon
Alexander Scourby
David Ben-Zadok
Beulah Bondi
Hannah
Jay Barney
John the Baptist
Charlotte Fletcher
Rennah
Mark Dana
King Zendi
Rhodes Reason
Andrew
Henry Brandon
Menicus
Brian G. Hutton
John (as Brian Hutton)
Tom Troupe
James
Marianne Stewart
Ione
Jonathan Harris
Lysias
Leonard Mudie
Ilderan
James Griffith
Beggar
Peter Adams
Herod Phillip
Jo Gilbert
Deborah
Michael Mark
Innkeeper
Joe Di Reda
Arab Assassin
Stuart Randall
King Aretas
Herbert Rudley
Emperor Tiberius
Phillip Pine
Lucius
Francis McDonald
Scribe Spokesman
Perry Ivins
Pharisee Spokesman
Ralph Moody
Aged Pharisee
Anthony Jochim
Sadducee Spokesman
Don Turner
Roman Captain
Betty Alonzo
Fara as a Baby
Joe Abdullah
Minor Role (uncredited)
Lynne Allen
Minor Role (uncredited)
William Bakewell
Minor Role (uncredited)
Nan Boardman
Minor Role (uncredited)
David Bond
Minor Role (uncredited)
Danny Borzage
Nazareth Townsman at Sermon (uncredited)
Marshall Bradford
Scribe (uncredited)
Joan Bradshaw
Minor Role (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns
Old Man (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dee Carroll
Mother of Blind Baby (uncredited)
Ken Christy
Minor Role (uncredited)
Bill Clark
Tribesman (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke
Minor Role (uncredited)
Gene Coogan
Arabian (uncredited)
Peter Damon
Minor Role (uncredited)
Anne Dore
Minor Role (uncredited)
Minta Durfee
Minor Role (uncredited)
Paul Fierro
Ghandra (uncredited)
Richard Gaines
Minor Role (uncredited)
Austin Green
Minor Role (uncredited)
Joe Haworth
Minor Role (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry
Speaker (uncredited)
Charles Horvath
Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy
Minor Role (uncredited)
Claire James
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone
Nazareth Townsman at Sermon (uncredited)
Gordon Jones
Minor Role (uncredited)
Karen Kadler
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Kenny
Nazareth Townsman at Sermon (uncredited)
Maria Korda
Minor Role (uncredited)
David Leonard
Pharisee (uncredited)
Sylvia Lewis
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Lilley
Arabian (uncredited)
Jason Lindsay
Minor Role (uncredited)
Gloria Marshall
Minor Role (uncredited)
Mary McCarty
Merca - Servant Girl (uncredited)
Bob Michaels
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Perry
Nazareth Townsman at Serman (uncredited)
Joe Ploski
Nazareth Townsman at Sermon (uncredited)
Maudie Prickett
Perturbed Mother (uncredited)
Alex Sharp
Minor Role (uncredited)
Leonard Strong
Zebedee, Father of James & John (uncredited)
Ken Terrell
Centurion on Horseback (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent
Minor Role (uncredited)
Paul Weber
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ned Wever
Minor Role (uncredited)
Paul Wexler
Attacker at Inn (uncredited)
Dan White
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Trivia
This was the first film shot in Super Panavision 70, but the process is credited on-screen as "Panavision 70".
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Walt Disney originally rejected the filming of the novel, due to his distaste for religious film. His brother Roy backed the production, releasing it using the studio's Buena Vista arm.
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Quotes
Deran: Lash him!
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Photos from cast
Susan Kohner