The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. in 1927, working with the biggest budget in the history of Hollywood, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Direction: Cecil B. DeMille Actors: Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrance, H.B. Warner, James Neill, Special Features: Full Frame Format. Language: English Year: 1927 Runtime: 155 minutes.