Overview

Artaban is a young Magus (Wise Man) who desires to follow the star to the birthplace of the coming King, against the counsel of his friends and family. Carrying three precious jewels to give to the baby Messiah, Artaban and his reluctant servant Orontes set off to join the caravan of the three other wise men. They miss the caravan, but Artaban continues the search for his King, always one step behind. Artaban spends much of his remaining wealth and all of his energy helping the poor and unfortunate people he meets, until at the end of his life he finally finds Jesus--at His trial! Has Artaban wasted his life in a foolish quest? Will he ever get the chance to present his gifts to the King?

  1. Michael Ray Rhodes

    Director

  2. Tom Fontana

    Teleplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Martin Sheen

    Martin Sheen

    Artaban

  2. Alan Arkin

    Alan Arkin

    Orontes

  3. James Farentino

    James Farentino

    Jesus (voice)

  4. Eileen Brennan

    Eileen Brennan

    Judith

  5. Harold Gould

    Harold Gould

    Rabbi

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The Fourth Wise Man

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Status Released

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  • March 30, 1985
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 12m

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79

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