Give Us Barabbas! (1960)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Give Us Barabbas! was originally telecast in color on March 26, 1961. The story begins during the trial of Jesus, conducted by Pontius Pilate (Dennis King). Giving the populace a choice between Jesus and the thief Barabbas (James Daly) as to whom will be crucified, the crowd shouts back "Give Us Barabbas!". Following the crucifixion, Barabbas undergoes a transformation; a thief no more, he spends the rest of his life atoning to the martyred Jesus. Written by Henry Denker, the 60-minute, videotaped Give Us Barabbas was the Easter offering of the long-running anthology Hallmark Hall of Fame.

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Christ [Jesus], crucifixion, redemption, thief, trial [courtroom]