Now Barabbas is a 1949 British drama film directed by Gordon Parry and starring Richard Greene, Cedric Hardwicke and Kathleen Harrison. It is sometimes known as Now Barabbas Was a Robber.[1] It was based on a 1947 play of the same title by William Douglas-Home. The film features one of the earliest screen performances by Richard Burton.[2]

Now Barabbas
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Directed byGordon Parry
Produced byTeddy Baird
Anatole de Grunwald
Written byWilliam Douglas-Home (play)
Anatole de Grunwald
StarringRichard Greene
Cedric Hardwicke
Richard Burton
Beatrice Campbell
Music byLeighton Lucas
George Melachrino
CinematographyOtto Heller
Edited byGerald Turney-Smith
Warner Brothers-First National Productions
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
24 May 1949
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was shot at Teddington Studios.




  • Alan Burton & Steve Chibnall. Historical Dictionary of British Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2013.

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