Story of Barabbas (Anthony Quinn) the thief who lived when Christ died and his tortured search for faith. Based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist. Quinn is trapped in a mine collapse, stoned, fights a gladiator, and escapes death by cross, arrow, and lions. There are lots of spectacular sequences including the burning of Rome and sweating in the sulphur mines. © 1961, renewed 1989 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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