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Genre  Historical drama
Music director  Mikis Theodorakis
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Country  United States
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Director  Michael Cacoyannis
Screenplay  Ernest Kinoy
Writer  Ernest Kinoy
Language  English
The Story of Jacob and Joseph movie poster
Release date  April 7, 1974 (1974-04-07) (United States)
Based on  Book of Genesis
Cast  Tony Lo Bianco (Joseph), Colleen Dewhurst (Rebekah), Herschel Bernardi (Laban), Harry Andrews (Isaac), Julian Glover (Esau), Yona Elian (Rachel)
Similar movies  Joseph: King of Dreams (2000), Jacob (1994), Slave of Dreams (1995), The Bible: In the Beginning (1966), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)

The Story of Jacob and Joseph is a 1974 American historical drama television film directed by Michael Cacoyannis, based on the biblical Book of Genesis with a screenplay written by Ernest Kinoy. It stars Keith Michell as Jacob, Tony Lo Bianco as Joseph, Colleen Dewhurst as Rebekah, Herschel Bernardi as Laban, Harry Andrews as Isaac, and Julian Glover as Esau.

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Filmed on location in Israel, The Story of Jacob and Joseph originally aired in the United States on the American Broadcasting Company on April 7, 1974. The biblical narrative was continued two years later with The Story of David (1976), also produced for ABC-TV and involving many of the same cast and crew.

Plot summary

This film is the narrative of two Biblical patriarchs: Jacob (Israel) and the favorite among Jacob's 12 sons, Joseph. Part I, The Story of Jacob, details the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe after cheating his brother Esau out of his birthright, getting cheated himself in his exile years, and learning of the need to make amends. Part II, The Story of Jacob and his Brothers, is of the story of Jacob's favourite son, Joseph. Betrayed and sold into slavery by his brothers, he meets and overcomes adversity to become the prime minister of Egypt, closest official to the Pharaoh himself.

Cast

  • Keith Michell as Jacob
  • Tony Lo Bianco as Joseph
  • Colleen Dewhurst as Rebekah
  • Herschel Bernardi as Laban
  • Harry Andrews as Isaac
  • Julian Glover as Esau
  • Joseph Shiloach as Pharaoh (credited as Yosef Shiloach)
  • Yossi Graber as Butler
  • Yona Elian as Rachel
  • Rachel Shore as Potiphar's Wife
  • Amnon Meskin as Baker
  • Bennes Mardenn as Potiphar (credited as Bennes Maarden)
  • Zila Carni as Leah (credited as Zila Karney)
  • Yehuda Efroni as Reuben
  • Shmuel Atzmon as Judah
  • Eli Cohen as Gad
  • Moti Baharav as Dan
  • Ilan Dar as Simeon
  • Menahem Einy as Benjamin
  • Alan Bates as Narrator
  • References

    The Story of Jacob and Joseph Wikipedia
    The Story of Jacob and Joseph IMDb The Story of Jacob and Joseph themoviedb.org


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