This boring, lackluster poster was auctioned last year for a whopping $11. Adam and Eve might have sold more tickets. What, if anything, will cover their nudity? It is a standard 28"x40" theatrical poster, which implies the film was run in movie theaters. The auction house, emovieposter.com, has an unusual request attached: "Thine is the Kingdom, the circa 1930s religious melodrama ("All - Thrilling - Singing - Music"). If anyone knows more about this movie, please e-mail us and we will post it here." So they never heard of it before either.
Wikipedia: Exploitation film is an informal label which may be applied to any film which is generally considered to be both low budget and of low moral or artistic merit, and therefore apparently attempting to gain financial success by "exploiting" a current trend or a niche genre or a base desire for lurid subject matter. Except for this film the attraction would be the highest moral value. The "Bible belt" might have jumped at any chance to see the Bible brought to life. Showings might well have been presented on 16mm film.
|Costumes & beards abound!|
So what exactly is Thine is the Kingdom, Story of the Bible in Pictures and where did it come from and does anyone want to see it today? If anyone knows or hazards a guess, please contact me. We can include it in a future Lost & Rare release, as it has been truly lost and rare, but first will give some thought on how to find an audience. Meanwhile, here are the opening scenes!