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The Great Commandment

1941 Rated NR 1hr 20m

Living in the time of Christ, a young religious scholar named Joel (John Beal) leads an uprising against the Romans ... until his aggressive instincts are curbed by the influence of Jesus of Nazareth. This 1939 film from director Irving Pichel centers on Joel's transformation from a revolutionary to a pacifist who, in true Christ-like fashion, even learns to forgive the soldier who murdered his brother.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.