The powerful and critically-acclaimed story of Jesus told in a strikingly beautiful visual style. Stars Oscar-nominees and Emmy-winner Rip Torn (TV's The Larry Sanders Show) as Judas and Robert Ryan (Bad Day at Black Rock, Crossfire, The Wild Bunch) as John the Baptist with Jeffrey Hunter (A Kiss Before Dying) as Christ. Directed by Oscar-nominee Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause, In a Lonely Place). Narrated by Orson Welles (Citizen Kane). ...grandly filmed...deeply moving - Leonard Maltin.