Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Different titles: HEROD THE GREAT (1959)

HEROD THE GREAT starring Edmund Purdom and Sylvia Lopez, directed by Viktor Tourjansky, was released in 1959. An all-around excellent production, this film had an actual theatrical release in North America. Here are the different titles from 4 different countries.

Original Italian title
Dramatic title design for the original Italian release.

US Allied Artists release
The design for the US Allied Artists release looked like the generic bible studies kind. 

French title
The French title translates as THE CRUEL KING. Just in case people didn't get what it was about, they also included the French version of the Italian title in parenthesis.

German title
According to Google translate, the literal translation of the German title is HEROD THE BIG ONE! Without HERODES, Der Grosse translates as THE GREAT. Google Translate is odd.

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