Francis of Assisi

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Francis of Assisi is a 1961 drama about the legendary religious hero. It is based on the novel The Joyful Beggar by Louis de Wohl. The movie was shot entirely on location in Italy. Bradford Dillman stars as Francis. Dillman was mostly known for playing onscreen villains. The movie tells the story of how Francis Bernardone, son of a wealthy merchant, is transformed into Francis of Assisi. Francis’s story takes place in 1212. The movie explores Francis’s reasons for his vow of poverty as well as the miracles associated with him such as the appearance of the stigmata on his hands and feet. This is a great epic movie that was very much in vogue in the early 1960s.

| 1961 | 1 hr 45 min | 6.5/10
Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, Cecil Kellaway
Perseus Productions
Michael Curtiz
Produced By
Plato A. Skouras
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Also starring Bradford Dillman