The Story of Ruth

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Overview

Ruth is an unusual character in the Bible. First she's a female protagonist, one of a select few there. Secondly her story gets its own book in the Old Testament, a short item of only four chapters. Lastly she's the first non-Hebrew protagonist in the Bible since Abraham sired the Hebrew people. It's a simple story in the Old Testament. Ruth is one of two Moabite women who marry the sons of Elimelech and Naomi. When Elimelech and sons Mahlon and Chillion die, leaving Naomi a widow with two widowed daughters-in-law, Naomi decides to return to Israel. One daughter-in-law, Orpah, bids her goodbye. Daughter-in-law Ruth however says she will not desert her. She's going to give up the life and culture of Moab and her people will be Naomi's people in the most famous line from the Book of Ruth.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 12m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • June 17, 1960
    Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 15

  1. Stuart Whitman
  2. Tom Tryon

    Tom Tryon
    Mahlon

  3. Peggy Wood

    Peggy Wood
    Naomi

  4. Viveca Lindfors
  5. Jeff Morrow
  6. EE
  7. Thayer David
  8. Les Tremayne

    Les Tremayne
    Elimelech

  9. Eduard Franz

    Eduard Franz
    Jehoam

  10. JG

    John Gabriel
    Chilion

  11. Ziva Rodann
  12. John Banner

    John Banner
    King Of Moab

  13. DE
  14. LV
  15. Victor Buono

    Victor Buono
    Attendant to High Priest

Crew 8

Art

  1. FB

    Franz Bachelin
    Art Direction

  2. Lyle R. Wheeler

    Lyle R. Wheeler
    Art Direction

Camera

  1. AE

    Arthur E. Arling
    Director of Photography

Directing

  1. Henry Koster

    Henry Koster
    Director

Editing

  1. JW

Production

  1. SG

    Samuel G. Engel
    Producer

Sound

  1. FW

    Franz Waxman
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. NC

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