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Barabbas

1961 film by Richard Fleischer

Barabbas

Released 1961 (61 years, 2 months ago)

Director Richard Fleischer
Duration 132 minutes
Genre drama film and film adaptation
Composer Mario Nascimbene
Production company Dino De Laurentiis Corporation
Country of origin United States of America and Italy
Screenwriter Nigel Balchin, Diego Fabbri, Christopher Fry, Ivo Perilli, Salvatore Quasimodo and Pär Lagerkvist
Producer Dino De Laurentiis

About Barabbas

Barabbas is a 1961 religious epic film expanding on the career of Barabbas, from the Christian Passion narrative in the Gospel of Mark and other gospels. The film stars Anthony Quinn as Barabbas, features Silvana Mangano, Katy Jurado, Arthur Kennedy, Harry Andrews, Ernest Borgnine, Vittorio Gassman, and Jack Palance, and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was conceived as a grand Roman epic, was based on Nobel Prize-winning Pär Lagerkvist's 1950 novel of the same title. A previous film version of the novel, in Swedish, had been made in 1953. The film was directed by Richard Fleischer and shot in Verona and Rome under the supervision of producer Dino De Laurentiis. It included many spectacular scenes, including a battle of gladiators in a Cinecittà film studio mock-up of the arena, and a crucifixion shot during an actual total solar eclipse.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.

Oldest

102 years, 8 months, 24 days

Youngest

26 years, 6 months, 24 days

Born first

26 October 1896

Died first

1964

Born last

24 January 1943

Died last

7 August 2020