The Robe Movie Review 1953

Information and Film Reviews for The Robe the Movie

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This moving, religious portrait follows the career and religious awakening of drunken and dissolute Roman tribune Marcellus (Burton), after he wins the robe of the just-crucified Christ in a dice game. Mature plays Burton's slave surprisingly well, and reprised the role in the sequel, "Demetrius and the Gladiators"; Burton is wooden. "The Robe" was the first movie to be filmed in CinemaScope. Based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 133 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, On the Rocks, Middle East, Slavery, Rome--Ancient, Top Grossing Films of 1953, Religious Epics, Christmas, Easter
Albert (John B. Sherry) Maltz, Philip Dunne
Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie, Richard Boone, Dean Jagger, Jeff Morrow, Jay Robinson, Dawn Addams, Ernest Thesiger, Torin Thatcher
Leon Shamroy
Henry Koster
20th Century-Fox


Oscars 1953: Art Dir./Set Dec., Color, Costume Des. (C); Golden Globes 1954: Film--Drama; Natl. Bd. of Review 1953: Actress (Simmons).

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