Other familiar faces (not worthy of billing in the opening credits) include staggeringly busy character actor Bernard Behrens as an outraged Hebrew slave and Ron Rifkin (later a costar of Alias and Brothers & Sisters) as one of Marley's fellow oppressed cohorts.
The now-familiar story of Marley imploring Campanella to free his people or else feel the wrath of God kicks off with a rendition of Marley temporarily turning his staff into a serpent. Later, he comes to Campanella's outdoor arena and changes the water there (and everywhere) into blood. Not entirely convinced, Campanella saunters over and sticks his finger in it to taste it.
Rounding out the credited cast are Sydney Lassick (of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest,1975, and Carrie, 1976) as Jericho's decadently evil and flamboyant ruler and Cameron Mitchell as his right-hand military man.
As Ansara's chief henchman, there is ever-busy utilitarian actor Paul Carr and, in a special dollop of camp hilarity, we are presented with Laverne & Shirley's lantern-jawed Eddie Mekka as a rebellious Hebrew whose heroic behavior kicks off a potential bloodbath.
The son is played by Michael Anderson Jr., who had once been a burgeoning film actor, but now, despite a sizeable role, didn't even rate an opening credit!
Principal begs Mandan to rethink executing Beery, claiming he actually saved the King's life, and tricks Ansara into honoring the man by parading him around town in the royal cloak atop one of his majesty's horses.
Once more ticking off the camp Richter scale is the presence of Lainie Kazan as one of Barry's servants who has borne him the (illegitimate) son that Garland could not! Rounding out the cast is singer-actor Ed Ames (of Daniel Boone), playing Barry's right-hand man.
She carps and complains like a fishwife while Barry's “real” wife Garland peers out timidly from their tent. Her uncle, Martin, can't wait to plot against Barry and, through the son, take control of everything once the kid has been pronounced legal heir.
Then three angels appear out of nowhere and come into Barry's tent. They tell a shocked Barry (and an even more stunned Garland) that he will soon have a legitimate son via his elderly, long-barren wife Garland.
Thus ends this second look at this irresistibly loony miniseries. The third and final part will be unfolding sometime soon!