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THE KING OF KINGS
For Hicksflicks.com, April 25, 2014
Cecil B. DeMille directed the silent epic "The King of Kings" (1927, b/w) and it has managed to stand the test of time pretty well.
The film chronicles the weeks leading up to Jesus' crucifixion and follows through to His resurrection, which is a two-strip Technicolor sequence at the film's climax.
"The King of Kings" adheres pretty well to the Bible, as one would expect from DeMille, who always showed great reverence for the biblical epics he made during his long career. And many of the film's intertitles quote scripture to move the story along.
H.B. Warner stars as Jesus in Cecil B. DeMille's "The King of Kings."
H.B. Warner stars as Jesus and this is a lavishly mounted production with sets and costumes so impressive that some of them were recycled for other movies, most famously "King Kong" (1933), "Gone With the Wind" (1939) and Elvis Presley's "Harum Scarum" (1965).
The last showing is tonight (April 25) at the Organ Loft at 7:30 p.m., with live organ accompaniment.