Skip to comments.TCM Classic Movie Alert: "The Big Fisherman"(1959) 8PM E.S.T. tonight
Posted on 05/16/2013 4:19:37 PM PDT by ReformationFan
I’m tuning in.
I’m watching it now and I don’t see any Panavision but pan and scan.
We’re going to miss that — take a walk time here on the west coast — but I see that “Francis of Assisi” will be on at 8:15 PDT and we’ll catch that.
I missed the chance to see the movie when it played in our town in the summer of 1959, but I later saw a bootleg DVD of it. I also read the book by Lloyd Douglas, which disappointed me because it differs considerably from the biblical account.
That is disappointing. Especially considering that TCM has been very good about airing widescreen films in letterbox. Perhaps pan-and-scan is the only version available. I’m still DVR-ing it since it’s so hard to find a copy of it.
Hopefully, they’ll rerun it. Or even better, make it available on DVD. And in letterbox. A redheaded Martha Hyer has just made her entrance as the villainess Herodias.
***Im still DVR-ing it since its so hard to find a copy of it.***
Just finished watching it. Hadn’t seen it since I was a child. A more accurate title probably would’ve been “The Daughter of King Herod Antipas and her friend The Big Fisherman.” Still entertaining from the time period where Hollywood at least attempted to respect Christianity in its output. Herbert Lom gave the film’s best performance IMHO.
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