The Wandering Jew (1935)

Genres - Fantasy, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Hagiography, Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This story is based both on a long-standing legend and a play by E. Temple Thurston. Veteran British director Maurice Elvey brought years of experience with theatrical adaptations to the difficult task of filming a movie that spans centuries and strains credulity. Conrad Veidt stars as the Jew who urges Roman authorities to crucify Jesus and release Barabbas. As a punishment, he is condemned by God to wander the Earth for many centuries, enduring innumerable trials and tribulations on several continents.

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demands, God, Inquisition, Judaism, prison, punishment, religion, salvation, Spain, torture, traveling, trial [courtroom]