Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Diana then accepts Christ and seeks to join Marcellus, the man she considers to be her husband, in Heaven. Marcellus declares his love for Diana and asks her to make the emperor promise not to give her in marriage to Caligula. Caligula condemns Marcellus to death by the wish of the members of the audience, based on what they have heard.
In ancient Rome, during the eighteenth year of the reign of Tiberius, military tribune Marcellus Gallio goes to the slave market to purchase a pair of Macedonian twins. Much to Diana's horror, Caligula informs her that Marcellus is now a Christian, which makes him a traitor to the Roman empire. Biblical epic in which a Roman military tribune, who commands the unit that crucified Jesus Christ, tries to learn about the man he killed. Much to his surprise, Marcellus returns her feelings and asks her to wait for him. Serene in their convictions, Marcellus and Diana then go hand-in-hand toward their fate. Marcellus reports to Pilate, who informs him that the emperor has sent for him.
There, physician Marius can do nothing to help Demetrius and warns Marcellus that he will soon die. Peter arrives, however, and through the strength of his prayer is able to revive Demetrius. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed. Finally, Demetrius comes across one man who painfully informs him that Jesus has already been betrayed by someone too weak to believe in him. He takes her to the guard room where a captured Demetrius is being tortured.
The film was directed by and produced by. Selected Documents from the Archive. In a fit of rage, Demetrius curses Marcellus and the Roman Empire and runs away, taking the robe with him. The film was released by and was the first film released in the process. Even if it had been produced in the conventional 2-D form, Lloyd C. At Diana's request, Tiberius leaves her free to marry Marcellus, though Tiberius believes Marcellus is mad. Demetrius gives the robe to Marcellus, who refuses to touch it.
As time passes, Marcellus spends his days and nights in drunken revelries, ignoring his duties. But the poster was not changed, and shows the wrong Jean. At the village of Cana, Marcellus is surprised when village elder Justus shames his compatriots into returning a portion of the overly generous sum with which Marcellus bought their cloth. Demetrius locks eyes with Jesus and feels compelled to follow him. Sound: 4-Track Stereo Western Electric Recording CinemaScope version , 70 mm 6-Track 70 mm prints re-release , Mono Academy ratio version Production Co: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. Desperate to help his new friends, Marcellus accepts a challenge from Paulus and bests him in a swordfight.
When Marcellus appears before Tiberius, the soothsayer Dodinius theorizes that Marcellus has been bewitched by the robe, and that only by destroying it will he be freed. Infuriated, Marcellus then outbids Caligula for Demetrius. It's inspired story set to a spectacular score, and featuring an all-star cast including Victor Mature and Jean Simmons, The Robe remains one of the screen's greatest biblical epics. As they depart the audience hall for their execution, Marcellus is acknowledged by his repentant father, and Diana gives the robe to Marcipor. It was released on 4 December 1953 France. Marcellus Gallio, son of an important Roman senator , and himself a , introduces through flashback narration, the might and scope of the Roman empire. Marcellus wins the robe worn by Jesus in a dice game and is told it will be a reminder of Marcellus's first crucifixion.
In a slave market Marcellus bids against Caligula for a defiant Greek slave, Demetrius , and wins. Before Marcellus departs, he is ordered to take charge of the detail of Roman soldiers assigned to crucify Jesus. I would watch this one again and recommend it highly as a true classic. Marcellus' father disowns him as an enemy of Rome. Because Jesus has so many followers, the arrest must be made quietly, so Marcellus gives Paulus money with which to bribe someone to betray him.
There, Marcellus, traveling as a Roman merchant in search of homespun cloth, journeys through the countryside. One day, however, Paulus informs him that the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, has ordered Jesus' arrest. Peter points out to him that Jesus forgave him from the cross, and Marcellus pledges his life to Jesus and agrees to go with them. Like other early CinemaScope films, The Robe was shot with 's original Hypergonar lenses. Marcellus rides into Jerusalem with the Paulus on the same day as Jesus's triumphal entry on.
Marcellus is less amused by Tiberius' intention to marry Diana to his nephew and heir, the corrupt Caligula, whom Marcellus detests. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Unofficially, Marcellus had freed Demetrius, but Demetrius feels honor bound to compensate Marcellus by being his servant. Simmons was hired to replace her. Having overheard the conversation, Demetrius spends the night searching Jerusalem, hoping to warn Jesus, but no one will believe him because he is a Roman slave.