Robe (Blu-ray) (1953)
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|Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, this inspiring story stars Richard Burton as Marcellus Gallio, a Roman centurion whose life is forever changed when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross.|
"One magnificent scene after another! Variety
Editor's NoteBased on a best-selling novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, THE ROBE is one of the best Biblical epics of all time. Richard Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio, a Roman who, after leading the crucifixion of Christ, takes home Jesus? robe and is subsequently torn by nightmares and guilt. A distraught Marcellus makes his way back to Palestine, where a humble attempt to discover more about the man who died by his hand puts him on a miraculous path toward redemption. Originally released in 1953, this crisp and vibrant film was one of the first to be filmed in beautiful, expansive CinemaScope. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best (Color) Cinematography, Best (Color) Costume Design, and Best (Color) Set Direction-Art Direction. Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, and Jay Robinson offer stellar supporting roles.
The Robe - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 3/24/2009 9:36 AM
|One in an incredibly long line of Hollywood movies that deal with biblical times, the films stars Richard Burton as Marcellus Gallio, a Roman centurion and son of an important senator and Jean Simmons as Gallio's love interest, Diana. Gallio makes the foolish mistake of upsetting Caligula (Jay Robinson) and is banished to Palestine. Among other duties, Gallio finds himself on the squad sent to crucify Jesus. As the soldiers wait for Jesus to perish, Gallio wins Jesus' robe in a game of chance, and, after wearing it, is driven mad....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer|
|Charles LeMaire - Costume Designer|
|Barbara McLean - Editor|
|George Davis - Art Director|
|Philip Dunne - Writer|
|Lyle Wheeler - Production Designer|
|Edward B. Powell - Music Director|
|Frank Ross - Producer|
|Alfred Newman - Composer|
|Lloyd C. Douglas - Story|
|Henry Koster - Director|
Plot SummaryFictional story of a Roman senator whose life is changed when he comes into contact with the robe that Christ wore when he was crucified.
|Charles Le Maire, Emile Santiago, Winner, Best Costume Design, Color|
|Frank Ross, Nominee, Best Picture|
|Leon Shamroy, Nominee, Best Cinematography, Color|
|Lyle R. Wheeler, et. al., Winner, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color|
|Richard Burton, Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role|
Golden Globe (1954)
|The Robe, Winner, Best Motion Picture - Drama|