The man of violence in whose place Christ died

Barabbas (1961)


Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.

Director: Richard Fleischer

Barabbas Viooz
Score: 5.4/10 from 14 votes
Release Date: 1961-12-23
Status: Released
Run time: 137 min / 2:17
Production Companies : Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica
Production Countries: United States of America, Italy


Anthony Quinn
as Barabbas
Silvana Mangano
as Rachel
Arthur Kennedy
as Pontius Pilate
Katy Jurado
as Sara
Harry Andrews
as Peter
Vittorio Gassman
as Sahak
Norman Wooland
as Rufio
Valentina Cortese
as Julia
Jack Palance
as Torvald
Ernest Borgnine
as Lucius
Arnoldo Foà
as Joseph of Arimathea (as Arnoldo Foa')


Directing Richard Fleischer Director
Writing Pär Lagerkvist Author

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