Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sydney Penny in The Fourth Wise Man

Where else might you have seen Bernadette actress Sydney Penny?

One of her early roles was a bit part in the TV movie The Fourth Wise Man, which was made by Paulist Productions, which also produced the old Insight television series.

Based on the short story by Henry van Dyke, Artaban, "the fourth Magi," spends his entire life looking for the King after having missed accompanying the other three Magi on their journey. Artaban (played by Martin Sheen) had intended to give Him precious jewels and pearls as gifts, but these are spent instead saving the lives of various people along the way. His last gift, which he had wanted to use to ransom Jesus from crucifixion, having finally found his King on the day of execution, he ends up giving to save a young girl (Sydney Penny) from being pressed into slavery to pay for her late father's debts.

(I tried inserting a time code to that scene (at about the 1 hour, 4 minute mark), as I have with YouTube, but it apparently doesn't work with Google videos.)

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