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.

Distribution

Ignatius Press, Distribution Center, PO Box 1339, Fort Collins, CO 80522-1339, Phone: (970)221-3920, Toll-free: 800-651-1531, Fax: (970)221-3964, Email: info@ignatiuspress.com, URL: http://www.ignatiuspress.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 133 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

Awards

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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