My Nominations: Battle Of The Bulge. Flight Of The Phoenix. The Greatest Story Ever Told. Dr Zhivago.
Battle Of The Bulge collects a decent ensemble of players, though doesn’t quite match some of the more famous war epics in terms of star quality. Here Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, and Charles Bronson lead a list of underrated actors. Flight Of The Phoenix operates in a similar way, with a large cast of smaller stars headed by a few big hitters – Jimmy Stewart, Richard Attenborough, and Ernest Borgnine. Going for the full epic scope, The Greatest Story Ever Told is led by Charlton Heston, Claude Rains, Dorothy Maguire, Telly Savalas, David McCallum, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasance, Roddy McDowell, as well as the likes of Pat Boone, Van Heflin, Angela Lansbury, Robert Loggia, John Wayne, and Shelly Winters popping up. Dr. Zhivago again is an epic, but keeps a tighter knit group than many of its ilk, with Omar Shariff, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger, and Alec Guiness leading the way.
My Winner: The Greatest Story Ever Told.
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