The Message (1977)

Director
Moustapha Akkad

Main cast
Anthony Quinn; Irene Papas; Michael Ansara; Johnny Sekka; Michael Forest

Genres
Adventure, Drama, Action, History

Description
Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.


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