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      The Big Fisherman

      G Released Aug 4, 1959 3h 0m History Drama List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Simon Peter (Howard Keel), a disciple of Jesus, attempts to live according to the guidance of the Messiah. Peter takes in a runaway fugitive he assumes to be a boy but who turns out to be a half-Arab princess named Fara (Susan Kohner). Fara wants to take revenge against her father, King Herod (Herbert Lom), for his humiliation of her mother. However, when she is joined by a suitor, Prince Voldi (John Saxon), they both feel the influence of Peter's teachings about the word of Christ. Read More Read Less

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      Shadow Stage Photoplay Among scenes of breathtaking spectacle and settings of colorful splendor, you see the dramatic, stirring beginnings of Christianity unfold before you. Rated: 4/4 Jun 23, 2021 Full Review Phil Gordon California Eagle I heartily recommend that everyone see this film, especially all children of an understanding Sunday School age. Jun 17, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Frances H Saw this when I was 9 in a theater with my parents, the same year we saw Ben Hur. Well, one became a classic and the other, upon seeing it again, revealed itself to be dated boring schmaltz. Just guess which was which. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/24/14 Full Review Audience Member Far too long but if you're a fan of biblical epics not bad. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member historical bio-pic mixed with a sword n sandal pic mixed results here Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Simon Peter (Howard Keel), a disciple of Jesus, attempts to live according to the guidance of the Messiah. Peter takes in a runaway fugitive he assumes to be a boy but who turns out to be a half-Arab princess named Fara (Susan Kohner). Fara wants to take revenge against her father, King Herod (Herbert Lom), for his humiliation of her mother. However, when she is joined by a suitor, Prince Voldi (John Saxon), they both feel the influence of Peter's teachings about the word of Christ.
      Director
      Frank Borzage
      Screenwriter
      Howard Estabrook, Rowland V. Lee
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Distribution Co. Inc.
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 4, 1959, Original
      Runtime
      3h 0m