it stars barbara hershey as mother magdalene. while the movie was okay, they did alot of embellishment on it. for instance, the carpenter who built the stairs has never been publicly named, and in the movie, he is named “joad”. i believe mother magdalene never made known his name at his request.
i wish they had kept the story to the original way it happened. i don’t know why hollywood always has to add their own take on it.