Ponzio Pilato (1962)
aka: Pontius Pilate
A film directed by Gian Paolo Callegari, Irving Rapper

Genre: Drama

Film Review

Ponzio Pilato is an Italian-French film drama first released in 1962, directed by Gian Paolo Callegari and Irving Rapper. Cinematography was by Massimo Dallamano and the film was scored by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino. It stars Jean Marais, Jeanne Crain, Basil Rathbone, Letícia Román and Massimo Serato. It has also been released under the title: Pontius Pilate.   It is a Glomer Film production, produced by Enzo Merolle and distributed by Castilla Films.   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 40 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Ponzio Pilato is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other noteworthy films that have been directed by Gian Paolo Callegari include: Eran trecento (1952), I Piombi di Venezia (1953), I misteri della giungla nera (1954) and Le calde notti del Decameron (1972). The actor Jean Marais has also appeared in: L'Éternel retour (1943), La Belle et la bête (1946), Coriolan (1950) and Julietta (1953).

Other recommended drama films of the 1960s from Italy that you may want to consider are: Gillo Pontecorvo's La Bataille d'Alger (1966), Pier Paolo Pasolini's Mamma Roma (1962), Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte (1961), Luchino Visconti's Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960) and Pier Paolo Pasolini's Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (1964).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Gian Paolo Callegari, Irving Rapper
  • Script: Oreste Biancoli, Gian Paolo Callegari, Guy Elmes, Ivo Perilli, Guglielmo Santangelo, Gino De Santis
  • Photo: Massimo Dallamano
  • Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
  • Cast: Jean Marais (Ponzio Pilato), Jeanne Crain (Claudia Procula), Basil Rathbone (Caiaphas), Letícia Román (Sarah), Massimo Serato (Nicodemus), Riccardo Garrone (Galba), Livio Lorenzon (Barabbas), Gianni Garko (Jonathan), John Drew Barrymore (Judas), Roger Tréville (Aaron El Mesin), Carlo Giustini (Decio), Dante DiPaolo (Simone), Paul Muller (Mehlik), Alfredo Varelli (Giuseppe d'Arimatea), Manuela Ballard (Ester), Emma Baron (Dirce), Raffaella Carrà (Jessica), Aldo Pini (Isaac), Claudio Scarchilli (Disma), Charles Borromel (Caesar), Nicola Di Gioia (Ufficiale del Sinedrio), John Karlsen (Roman Senator), John Stacy (Roman Senator)
  • Country: Italy / France
  • Language: Italian
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Aka: Pontius Pilate

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