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      The Story of Ruth

      Released Jun 17, 1960 2h 12m Drama List
      Reviews 72% Audience Score 250+ Ratings As a child, Ruth (Elana Eden) is sold to a group of pagans and reared to be a priestess to their gods and idols. But, as an adult, she meets the Hebrew Mahlon (Tom Tryon), and is intrigued by his morality and monotheism. She eventually falls in love with him and adopts his faith. However, the couple soon find themselves persecuted -- Mahlon is imprisoned and Ruth is cast into the wilderness. After Ruth's attempt to free Mahlon goes horribly wrong, she redoubles her commitment to God. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Isabel Quigly The Spectator Ruth runs so true to type that, after listing the attributes of its type, there is little else to say about it, except that it isn't quite bad enough to be outrageous, which seems almost a pity, in a style that, really demands outrage. Jun 3, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Lanfranco C The Roots of Our Faith Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/13/23 Full Review Audience Member AWESOME MOVIE!!! I HAVE WATCHED THIS 3 TIMES AND PROBABLY WILL AGAIN. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE STORY, SCREENPLAY AND THE ACTING IS SUPERB!!! tHEY JUST DON'T MAKE 'EM LIKE THIS ANYMORE!!!*** Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review ashley h The Story of Ruth is an amazing film. It is about a Moabitess priestess Ruth who is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. Stuart Whitman and Peggy Wood give incredible performances. The script is well written. Henry Koster did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. The Story of Ruth is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Well written, good acting for newcomer Elana Eden. Decent supporting actors---look for Viveca Lindfors, Peggy Wood, Tom Tryon, Thayer David, Jeff Morrow. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Henry Koster got the this simple story in the Bible ALL wrong, disappointing!!! #FXMovieChannel Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member another biblical epic aka sword n scandal flick Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis As a child, Ruth (Elana Eden) is sold to a group of pagans and reared to be a priestess to their gods and idols. But, as an adult, she meets the Hebrew Mahlon (Tom Tryon), and is intrigued by his morality and monotheism. She eventually falls in love with him and adopts his faith. However, the couple soon find themselves persecuted -- Mahlon is imprisoned and Ruth is cast into the wilderness. After Ruth's attempt to free Mahlon goes horribly wrong, she redoubles her commitment to God.
      Director
      Henry Koster
      Producer
      Samuel G. Engel
      Screenwriter
      Norman Corwin
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 17, 1960, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Runtime
      2h 12m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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