The Big Fisherman (1959)

The Big Fisherman (1959) Movie

The Big Fisherman

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6.3/10 (118 Votes)

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Release Date
(USA) - 4 August 1959
(West Germany) - 15 April 1960
(Sweden) - 18 May 1961
(Finland) - 19 May 1961
(Denmark) - 23 April 1962

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70mm-film, arms-tied-overhead, bare-chested-male, bare-chested-male-bondage, based-on-novel, bible, blood-on-back, christianity, interrupted-whipping, leader, male-whipping, religion, spectacle, teen-idol, whipping


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Cast of The Big Fisherman

  1. Adams, Peter (I) as [Herod Phillip]
  2. Bakewell, William as
  3. Barney, Jay as [John the Baptist] <10>
  4. Brandon, Henry (I) as [Menicus] <14>
  5. Dana, Mark as [Zendi] <12>
  6. Di Reda, Joe as [Arab Assassin]
  7. Griffith, James (I) as [Beggar]
  8. Harris, Jonathan (I) as [Lysias] <18>
  9. Hutton, Brian G. as (as Brian Hutton) [John] <15>
  10. Keel, Howard as [Simon Peter] <1>
  11. Lom, Herbert as [Herod Antipas] <5>
  12. Mark, Michael (I) as [Innkeeper]
  13. McDonald, Francis (I) as [Scribe Spokesman]
  14. Moody, Ralph (I) as (uncredited)
  15. Mudie, Leonard as [Ilderan]
  16. Pine, Phillip as [Lucius] <19>
  17. Randall, Stuart (I) as [King Aretas]
  18. Reason, Rhodes as [Andrew] <13>
  19. Rudley, Herbert as [Emperor Tiberius]
  20. Saxon, John as [Voldi] <3>
  21. Scourby, Alexander as [David Ben-Zadok] <8>
  22. Stricklyn, Ray as [Deran] <6>
  23. Strong, Leonard as [Zebedee, Father of James & John]
  24. Troupe, Tom as (as Thomas Troupe) [James] <16>
  25. Turner, Don (I) as
  26. Alonzo, Betty as (uncredited) [Fara as a Baby]
  27. Bondi, Beulah as [Hannah] <9>
  28. Fletcher, Charlotte (I) as [Rennah] <11>
  29. Gilbert, Jo (I) as
  30. Hyer, Martha as [Herodias] <4>

  31. All Cast

Genres in The Big Fisherman

  1. Drama

Business of The Big Fisherman

BT: USD 4,000,000

Certificate of The Big Fisherman

U (UK)
S (Finland)
11 (Sweden)
G (USA)(1969)

Composers of music of The Big Fisherman

  1. Malotte, Albert Hay

Cinematographers of The Big Fisherman

  1. Garmes, Lee

Costume Designers of The Big Fisherman

  1. Renié

Distributors of The Big Fisherman

Buena Vista Film Distribution Company [us] - (1959) (USA) (theatrical)

Editors of The Big Fisherman

  1. Weatherwax, Paul

Misc of The Big Fisherman

  1. Boutyette, Don (publicity director) (uncredited)
  2. Del Valle, Ann (special publicist) (uncredited)
  3. Gallegly, Dick (treasurer) (uncredited)
  4. Gockel, Ray (assistant coordinator) (uncredited)
  5. Hutchins, C.H. (caterer) (uncredited)
  6. Jones, Lon (unit publicist) (uncredited)
  7. Lamsa, George M. (technical advisor)
  8. Leaken, Mary K. (secretary) (uncredited)
  9. Locke, Jean (production assistant) (uncredited)
  10. Phillips, Jimmy (I) (ramrod) (uncredited)
  11. Speer, Anita (script supervisor)
  12. Tait, Jack (coordinator) (uncredited)
  13. Wyman, Don (location auditor) (uncredited)

Quotes of The Big Fisherman

Deran: Lash him! Full Quotes >>

Other Titles of The Big Fisherman

  1. Der Fischer von Galiläa (1960) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  2. Il grande pescatore (1959) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations of The Big Fisherman

  1. Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA

Trivia of The Big Fisherman

- This was the first film shot in Super Panavision 70, but the process is credited on-screen as "Panavision 70".

- Walt Disney originally rejected the filming of the novel, due to his distaste for religious film. His brother Roy backed the production, releasing it using the studio's Buena Viasta arm. Full Trivia >>