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The Resource The king of kings, Janus Films ; Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; by Jeanie Macpherson. [Titles from 1928 version:] Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; a Keith T. Smith Modern Sound Pictures Incorporated release ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; Cinema Corp. of America

The king of kings, Janus Films ; Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; by Jeanie Macpherson. [Titles from 1928 version:] Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; a Keith T. Smith Modern Sound Pictures Incorporated release ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; Cinema Corp. of America

Label
The king of kings
Title
The king of kings
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; by Jeanie Macpherson. [Titles from 1928 version:] Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; a Keith T. Smith Modern Sound Pictures Incorporated release ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; Cinema Corp. of America
Title variation
Cecil B. DeMille's The king of kings
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  • eng
Summary
Cecil B DeMille made movies for and of the masses, highlighting myths, mystery, and oversized stories. He excelled in the telling of the ultimate legends carved out of the Bible. The simple, straightforward saga of the last days of Christ's life is told in "The King of Kings." Told with DeMille's trademark opulent sets, incredible effects, and a cast of thousands, it is carefully crafted, flawless film making filled with as much meaning and message as possible. In 1927, working with the biggest budget in the history of Hollywood, DeMille spun the life of Christ into one of the highest-grossing, artistically executed films of all time
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videorecording
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  • King of Kings (Motion picture : 1927)
  • Bible
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Credits note
  • 1927 disc: Music score by Donald Sosin commissioned by The Criterion Collection to accompany the silent film
  • 1928 disc: Music score by Hugo Reisenfeld, synchronized music track for the general release of the film; alternate 2004 organ score by Timothy J. Tikker, recorded in 2004 in Detroit on an authentic pipe organ from the time of the film's release, the Ernest M. Skinner organ in the Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church (built in 1925)
  • Cinematographer: J. Peverell Marley; Film editors: Anne Bauchens, Harold McLernon; special effects: Howard A. Anderson;
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Silent with English intertitles, optional score
LC call number
PN1997 .K52
LC item number
D378 2004
PerformerNote
H.B. Warner (Jesus, the Christ), Dorothy Cumming (Mary, the mother), Jacqueline Logan (Mary Magdalene), Rudolph Schildkraut (Caiaphas), Sam De Grasse (The Pharisee), Kenneth Thomson (Lazarus), Ernest Torrence (Peter), Joseph Schildkraut (Judas Iscariot), James Neill (James, brother of John), Joseph Striker (John, the beloved), Robert Edeson (Matthew, the publican), Sidney D'Albrook (Thomas, the doubter), David Imboden (Andrew, a fisherman), Charles Belcher (Philip), Clayton Packard (Bartholomew), Robert Ellsworth (Simon, the zealot), Charles Requa (James The Lesser), John T. Prince (Thaddeus), Victor Varconi (Pontius Pilate), Majel Coleman (Proculla), Montagu Love (Roman Centurion), George Siegmann (Barabbas)
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  • 1881-1959
  • 1887-1946
  • 1876-1958
  • 1899-1983
  • 1875-1953
  • 1899-1967
  • 1878-1933
  • 1895-1964
  • 1860-1931
  • 1898-1974
  • 1868-1931
  • 1886-1948
  • 1887-1974
  • 1872-1943
  • 1887-1931
  • 1892-1967
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  • 1891-1976
  • 1903-1980
  • 1877-1943
  • 1879-1939
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  • DeMille, Cecil B.
  • MacPherson, Jeanie
  • Warner, H. B.
  • Cumming, Dorothy
  • Logan, Jacqueline
  • Schildkraut, Rudolph
  • De Grasse, Sam
  • Thomson, Kenneth
  • Torrence, Ernest
  • Schildkraut, Joseph
  • Neill, James
  • Striker, Joseph
  • Edeson, Robert
  • D'Albrook, Sidney
  • Imboden, David
  • Belcher, Charles
  • Packard, Clayton
  • Ellsworth, Robert
  • Requa, Charles
  • Prince, John T.
  • Varconi, Victor
  • Coleman, Majel
  • Love, Montagu
  • Siegmann, George
  • Sosin, Donald
  • Riesenfeld, Hugo
  • Tikker, Timothy
  • Marley, Peverell
  • Bauchens, Anne
  • McLernon, Harold
  • Anderson, Howard A.
  • DeMille Pictures Corporation
  • Janus Films
  • Modern Sound Pictures, Inc
  • Pathé Exchange
  • Cinema Corporation of America
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
267
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
266
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Jesus Christ
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The king of kings, Janus Films ; Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; by Jeanie Macpherson. [Titles from 1928 version:] Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; a Keith T. Smith Modern Sound Pictures Incorporated release ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; Cinema Corp. of America
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1927 and 1928. Disc 1 (1927) contains the 155 minute cut that premiered at the grand opening of Grauman's Chinese Theatre; disc 2 (1928) contains the 112-minute general-release version
  • Disc 1 special features include: Opening night [text feature]; Original program [slide show]; Press book [slide show]; Blessings from the clergy [text feature]; Trailers (3 min.); The score [optional audio/music track]. Disc 2 special features include: Scenes from the making of "The king of kings" (13 min.); Stills gallery [slide show]; Sketches by Dan Sayre Groesbeck [slide show]; Portraits by W.M. Mortensen; Original 1928 score by Hugo Reisenfeld [optional audio/music track]; Alternate 2004 score by Timothy J. Tikker [optional audio/music track]. Booklet includes essays "Showman of piety" by Peter Matthews, "The King of Kings" by Robert S. Birchard, "Hollywood moves to the Holy Land" by Grace Kingsley (1927), "The screen as a religious teacher" by Cecil B. DeMille (1927)
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([40] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc one: 1927
  • Logos/Opening titles -- Prologue -- House of Mary Magdalene -- "Take me to Him" -- Jesus the great physician -- Seven deadly sins -- House of Caiaphas -- Judas fails to heal -- "Follow me, Matthew" -- "Suffer little children" -- Tomb of Lazarus -- Adulteress -- At the temple -- Den of thieves -- "He is our king" -- Thirty pieces of silver -- Last supper -- Garden of Gethsemane -- Peter denies Jesus -- Hall of judgment -- Crown of thorns -- "Crucify him!" -- Way of the cross -- Calvary -- God's wrath -- Resurrection -- Color bars
  • (155 min.)
  • Disc two: 1928
  • Logos/Opening titles -- House of Mary Magdalene -- "Take me to Him" -- Jesus the great physician -- Seven deadly sins -- House of Caiaphas -- Adulteress -- At the temple -- "Suffer little children" -- Tomb of Lazarus -- Den of thieves -- "He is our king" -- Thirty pieces of silver -- Last supper -- Garden of Gethsemane -- Hall of judgment -- Crown of thorns -- "Crucify him!" -- Way of the cross -- Calvary -- God's wrath -- Resurrection -- Color bars
  • (112 min.)
Control code
ocm56795845
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (267 min.)
Isbn
9780780027992
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
037429187326
Other physical details
silent, black and white and color (restored tinting)
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
KIN190
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56795845
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; presented in original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1; new restored digital transfers
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The king of kings, Janus Films ; Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; by Jeanie Macpherson. [Titles from 1928 version:] Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; a Keith T. Smith Modern Sound Pictures Incorporated release ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; Cinema Corp. of America
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1927 and 1928. Disc 1 (1927) contains the 155 minute cut that premiered at the grand opening of Grauman's Chinese Theatre; disc 2 (1928) contains the 112-minute general-release version
  • Disc 1 special features include: Opening night [text feature]; Original program [slide show]; Press book [slide show]; Blessings from the clergy [text feature]; Trailers (3 min.); The score [optional audio/music track]. Disc 2 special features include: Scenes from the making of "The king of kings" (13 min.); Stills gallery [slide show]; Sketches by Dan Sayre Groesbeck [slide show]; Portraits by W.M. Mortensen; Original 1928 score by Hugo Reisenfeld [optional audio/music track]; Alternate 2004 score by Timothy J. Tikker [optional audio/music track]. Booklet includes essays "Showman of piety" by Peter Matthews, "The King of Kings" by Robert S. Birchard, "Hollywood moves to the Holy Land" by Grace Kingsley (1927), "The screen as a religious teacher" by Cecil B. DeMille (1927)
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([40] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc one: 1927
  • Logos/Opening titles -- Prologue -- House of Mary Magdalene -- "Take me to Him" -- Jesus the great physician -- Seven deadly sins -- House of Caiaphas -- Judas fails to heal -- "Follow me, Matthew" -- "Suffer little children" -- Tomb of Lazarus -- Adulteress -- At the temple -- Den of thieves -- "He is our king" -- Thirty pieces of silver -- Last supper -- Garden of Gethsemane -- Peter denies Jesus -- Hall of judgment -- Crown of thorns -- "Crucify him!" -- Way of the cross -- Calvary -- God's wrath -- Resurrection -- Color bars
  • (155 min.)
  • Disc two: 1928
  • Logos/Opening titles -- House of Mary Magdalene -- "Take me to Him" -- Jesus the great physician -- Seven deadly sins -- House of Caiaphas -- Adulteress -- At the temple -- "Suffer little children" -- Tomb of Lazarus -- Den of thieves -- "He is our king" -- Thirty pieces of silver -- Last supper -- Garden of Gethsemane -- Hall of judgment -- Crown of thorns -- "Crucify him!" -- Way of the cross -- Calvary -- God's wrath -- Resurrection -- Color bars
  • (112 min.)
Control code
ocm56795845
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (267 min.)
Isbn
9780780027992
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
037429187326
Other physical details
silent, black and white and color (restored tinting)
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
KIN190
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56795845
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; presented in original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1; new restored digital transfers
Video recording format
DVD

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