The Nativity (film)

The Nativity is a 1978 American made-for-television biographical drama film starring Madeleine Stowe as Mary, set around the Nativity of Jesus and based on the accounts in the canonical Gospels of Matthew and Luke, in the apocryphal gospels of Pseudo-Matthew and James, and in the Golden Legend. It was directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, written by Morton S. Fine and Millard Kaufman, and filmed in Almería, Spain.


  • Madeleine Stowe - Mary
  • John Shea - Joseph
  • Jane Wyatt - Anna
  • Paul Stewart - Zacharias
  • Audrey Totter - Elizabeth
  • George Voskovec - Joachim
  • Freddie Jones - Diomedes
  • John Rhys-Davies - Nestor
  • W. Morgan Sheppard - Flavius
  • Kate O'Mara - Salome
  • Leo McKern - Herod
  • Geoffrey Beevers - Eleazar

    Home Video

    The film was released on VHS on October 16, 2001.