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Martin Luther [DVD] [1953]

  • SKU: 22158295
  • Release Date: 11/12/2013
  • Rating: NR

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    Special Features

    • "Biography of a film" with Robert E. A. Lee
    • Bios and photos of the actors and production personnel
    • Full-color tour of Luther sites


    Martin Luther
    Virtually every Lutheran in America has seen Martin Luther during a church-basement screening. Niall McGinniss plays the title role, while the rest of the cast is an adroit mixture of professional actors, clerics and Biblical scholars. The film recounts Martin Luther's 16th-century break from Catholicism, his posting of the 95 theses, and his ultimate creation of the Protestant Movement. The dramatic highlight is Luther's "Here I stand" speech, straightforwardly directed by Irving Pichel (who also plays a supporting role). Filmed in West Germany, Martin Luther was a collaboration between Lutheran Productions Inc. and Louis de Rochemont associates. The film caused a minor brouhaha when its Chicago TV debut in 1956 was successfully blocked by the local Catholic Archdiocese. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Niall MacGinnis
      Niall MacGinnis - Martin Luther
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      John Ruddock - Vicar von Staupitz
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      Pierre Lefevre - Spalatin
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      Guy Verney - Melanchthon
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      Alastair Hunter - Carlstadt

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding Overview of Luther's Life


      This movie is a wonderful overview of the amazing life of Martin Luther, the great reformer. It presents him as a man struggling to reconcile biblical truth with the excesses of the Catholic church at the time. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Historically Accurate

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      Better version than the 1974 version with Stacy Keach and the 2003 version with Joseph Fiennes

      I would recommend this to a friend

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