Golgotha (1935 film)

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Golgotha
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Directed by Julien Duvivier
Written by Julien Duvivier
Music by Jacques Ibert
Cinematography Jules Kruger
Edited by Marthe Poncin
Release date(s) 1935 (France)
1937 (US)
Running time 95 minutes
Country France
Language French

Golgotha is a 1935 French film about the death of Jesus Christ, released in English-speaking countries as Behold the Man. The film was directed by Julien Duvivier, and stars Harry Baur as Herod, Jean Gabin as Pontius Pilate, and Robert Le Vigan plays Christ.

In 1937, the film opened in the U.S., and played throughout Europe. However, the British Board of Film Censors "would not allow British eyes to see it." [1]

Le Vigan's performance marks the first direct portrayal of Christ in a sound film. For the most part, Jesus is shown from a respectful distance as was also the case in Ben-Hur, Quo Vadis, or The Robe, but there are also a few closer shots and even close-ups.

The National Board of Review named the film the sixth best foreign film of 1937. The score for the movie was composed by French composer Jacques Ibert.

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  1. ^ Brian Hession, Is It Box Office?, article on religious films, Picturegoer (June 8, 1946) p.9

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