The King of Kings (1927 film)

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The King of Kings is a 1927 film about Jesus Christ, who faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Written by Jeannie Macpherson.
Supreme in Theme! Gigantic in Execution!  (taglines)

Mary Magdalene

  • I am LUST! Hold me fast, Mary - my arms are the gates of life! I am GREED! I drain hearts, but I fill thy purse - let Him not destroy me! Keep me, Mary - I am PRIDE! Through me thou hast enslaved Kings! We are GLUTTONY-INDOLENCE-ENVY-ANGER! We teach thee to forget, and to hate, and to consume!
  • Where is this vagabond carpenter?
  • Harness my zebras - gift of the Nubian King! This Carpenter shall learn that he cannot hold a man from Mary Magdalene!


  • Supreme in Theme! Gigantic in Execution!
  • Most reverent and strikingly beautiful panorama of the tragedy of all ages—the world's greatest screen epic. A production acclaimed by world-famed scholars, press and public in this country and abroad, as the most ambitious presentation of the final years of the life of Jesus ever pictured on the screen. An epochal motion picture that will live forever in the hearts of mankind.