Francis of Assisi (1961)
An inspirational story of one man’s journey. Born into a life of privilege, passion and extravagance, Francis of Assisi would become one of the most beloved and revered saints in history. Bradford Dillman delivers a gripping performance as the lusty adventurer who hears the voice of God and answers by abandoning his secular life. Trading in his sword for a cross, he rises to glory, only to see his life’s work threatened by a corrupt and jealous church hierarchy. This is an epic tale of courage and sacrifice that will inspire the whole family.
This movie was made a long time ago – 1961 to be exact. Back then things were a lot simpler, and they could make movies that would move viewers. This is one of those movies. With so much passion and drama, it is hard to miss even a single minute of “Francis of Assisi.” It’s about a man who has lived his whole life as a sinner – fighting, spending money, and doing everything wrong until he hears the voice of God and turns his whole life around. But it’s hard to change your life when people are telling you that you’re crazy. Francis also runs into trouble with the jealous church, which thinks that God only talks to one of their own.