Cinema: Calendar Christ

The Greatest Story Ever Told. "Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat," says the Bible (Matthew 7:13). The latest to go in thereat is Producer-Director George Stevens (Shane, The Diary of Anne Frank), lugging along blueprints for this unwieldy magnum opus on the life of Christ, a work begun some five years and $20 million ago under benign auspices. "In creative association" with Poet Carl Sandburg, Stevens and Co-Author James Lee Barrett begat a script based loosely on Fulton...

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