Barabbas

Barabbas (1961)

The man of violence in whose place Christ died

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1961-12-23
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 125 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America, Italy
  • Director: Richard Fleischer
star 7/10
From 125 Ratings

Summary

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was pardoned for his crimes and spared crucifixion when Pilate offered the Israelites a choice to pardon Barabbas or Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.

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  • Anthony Quinn

    as Barabbas
  • Silvana Mangano

    as Rachel
  • Arthur Kennedy

    as Pontius Pilate
  • Katy Jurado

    as Sara
  • Harry Andrews

    as Peter
  • Vittorio Gassman

    as Sahak
  • Norman Wooland

    as Rufio
  • Valentina Cortese

    as Julia
  • Jack Palance

    as Torvald
  • Ernest Borgnine

    as Lucius
  • Arnoldo Foà

    as Joseph of Arimathea
  • Michael Gwynn

    as Lazarus
  • Laurence Payne

    as Disciple
  • Douglas Fowley

    as Vasasio
  • Guido Celano

    as Scorpio
  • Enrico Glori

    as Man Pleading for Release of Prisoner
  • Carlo Giustini

    as Officer (as Carlo Giutini)
  • Giovanni Di Benedetto

    as Officer (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
  • Robert Hall

    as Commander of Gladiators
  • Rina Braido

    as Tavern Reveler
  • Nando Angelini

    as
  • Tullio Tomadoni

    as Blind Man
  • Joe Robinson

    as Bearded Gladiator
  • Friedrich von Ledebur

    as Officer (as Frederich Ledebur)
  • Marcello Di Martire

    as
  • Spartaco Nale

    as Overseer
  • Maria Zanoli

    as Beggar Woman
  • Gustavo De Nardo

    as
  • Vladimiro Picciafuochi

    as Guard with Rufio
  • Sharon Tate

    as Patrician in Arena (uncredited)
  • Emma Baron

    as
  • Roland Bartrop

    as
  • George Birt

    as
  • Salvatore Borgese

    as Gladiator
  • Harold Bradley

    as
  • William Lyon Brown

    as
  • Roger Browne

    as
  • Alfio Caltabiano

    as
  • Miranda Campa

    as
  • Omero Capanna

    as
  • Livia Cordaro

    as
  • Dave Crowley

    as
  • Dale Cummings

    as
  • Carolyn De Fonseca

    as
  • Jim Dolen

    as
  • Vera Drudi

    as
  • George Ehling

    as
  • Naci Erhun

    as
  • Jody Excell

    as
  • Karin von Faber

    as
  • Arnaldo Fabrizio

    as
  • Charles Fawcett

    as
  • Rina Franchetti

    as
  • Robert Gardett

    as
  • Fernando Hilbeck

    as
  • John Horne

    as
  • William Kiehl

    as
  • Carlo Latimer

    as
  • Curt Lowens

    as
  • Natasha Lytess

    as
  • Rocco Roy Mangano

    as
  • Maria Marchi

    as
  • Walter Maslow

    as
  • David Maunsell

    as
  • Maria Mizar

    as
  • Lucia Modugno

    as
  • Sandro Mondini

    as
  • David Montresor

    as
  • Paul Müller

    as
  • Burt Nelson

    as
  • Remington Olmsted

    as
  • Piero Pastore

    as
  • Paola Pitagora

    as
  • Mimmo Poli

    as
  • Massimo Righi

    as
  • Margherita Sala

    as
  • Amerigo Santarelli

    as
  • Gaetano Scala

    as
  • Nino Segurini

    as
  • John Stacy

    as
  • Dan Sturkie

    as
  • Jacopo Tecchi

    as
  • Darix Togni

    as
  • Ivan Triesault

    as
  • Wladimiro Tuicovich

    as
  • Marco Tulli

    as
  • Giovanni Vari

    as
  • Richard Watson

    as
  • Veronica Wells

    as
  • Jay Weston

    as
Directing Richard Fleischer Director
Editing Raymond Poulton Editor
Production Dino De Laurentiis Producer
Writing Christopher Fry Writer
Writing Ivo Perilli Writer
Art Mario Chiari Art Direction
Production Mario Chiari Production Designer
Costume & Make-Up Maria De Matteis Costume Design
Editing Alberto Gallitti Editor
Camera Aldo Tonti Director of Photography
Sound Mario Nascimbene Original Music Composer
Writing Pär Lagerkvist Novel
Writing Nigel Balchin Writer
Writing Diego Fabbri Writer
Writing Salvatore Quasimodo Writer

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