WriterGianfranco Parolini, Giovanni Simonelli, Ghigo De Chiary, Luciano Martino, Giorgio Prosperi Release date1962
Il vecchio testamento, English title The Old Testament is a 1962 Italian/French widescreen international co-production epic shot in Yugoslavia that was based on the Maccabean revolt against the Syrians of 166 B.C.. It was directed and co-written by Gianfranco Parolini and starred Brad Harris in one of their frequent collaborations.
In the American release several of the cast were credited with surnames of American actors who had appeared in Biblical films such "John (Charlton) Heston" and "Susan (Debra) Paget".
Brad Harris ... Simon
Djordje Nenadovic ... Judas Maccabeus
Ivano Staccioli ...Antiochus IV Epiphanes
Franca Parisi ... Miza
Mara Lane ... Diotima
Philippe Hersent ... Namele
Carlo Tamberlani ... Mattathias
Jacques Berthier ... Apollonius, military commander of Seleucid Empire