Greatest Story Ever Told. King of Kings is a free adaptation, by Cecil B. de Mille, of the life of Jesus Christ. It depicts the last weeks of Christ until his crucifixion.
After driving the sin out of Mary Magdalene and raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus enters into Jerusalem, where Judas conspires to have him turned over to the authorities. After the Last Supper, Jesus goes to Gethsemane, where he is taken prisoner, and thereafter tried under Pontius Pilate and crucified. He is buried and, as foretold in scripture, resurrected three days later. The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster. Featuring text drawn directly from the Bible, a cast of thousands, and the great showman’s singular cinematic bag of tricks, The King of Kings is at once spectacular and deeply reverent—part Gospel, part Technicolor epic.