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The King of Kings

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Having scored big-time box office with his first Biblical epic, [[Feature~V49010~The Ten Commandments~thetencommandments]] (1923), [[Performer~P87147~Cecil B. DeMille~cecilbdemille]] hoped to top this success with his 1927 The King of Kings. Inasmuch as he was now dealing with the life of Christ, [[Performer~P87147~DeMille~cecilbdemille]] had to be careful to serve up equal amounts of showmanship and reverence. The first creative challenge: how to "introduce" Christ in a tasteful manner? The answer: as a...more

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