Simon Peter, a disciple of Jesus, attempts to live according to the guidance of the Messiah. Peter takes in a runaway fugitive he assumes to be a boy but who turns out to be a half-Arab princess named Fara. Fara wants to take revenge against her father, King Herod, for his humiliation of her mother. However, when she is joined by a suitor, Prince Voldi they both feel the influence of Peter’s teachings about the word of Christ.
Director: Frank Borzage.
Stars: Howard Keel, Susan Kohner, John Saxon, Martha Hyer, Herbert Lom, Ray Stricklyn, Marian Seldes, Alexander Scourby, Belulah Bondi, Jay Barney, Charlotte Fletcher, Mark Dana, Rhodes Reason, Henry Brandon, Brian G. Hutton, Tom Troupe, Marianne Stewart, Jonathan Harris, Leonard Mudie, James Griffith.
1960 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography, Color (Lee Garmes).
1960 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Set Decoration, Color (John DeCuir/Julia Heron).
1960 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Cosume Design, Color (Renié).