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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Continuity mistake: When John baptizes Jesus, Jesus' hair is dripping water onto his shoulders as seen from the front. As seen from the back, there's no dripping at all.

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Soldier: I have orders to bring you to Herod, Baptist.
John the Baptist: I have orders to bring you to God... heathen.

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