Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 17, 1959

The Big Fisherman (Centurion Films; Buena Vista) will probably net the biggest box-office catch since The Ten Commandments, despite the fact that it has all the vices and almost none of the homely virtues of the Lloyd C. Douglas novel that inspired it. For oldtime Moviemaker Rowland V. Lee (The Count of Monte Cristo) knows just where the millions lie: in fictionalized history, resplendently costumed, sexed up, and heavily flavored with religion. There are sumptuous orgies in palaces that look like the new banks of Beverly Hills; John the Baptist is beheaded in...

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