The Robe Overview:

The Robe (1953) was a Drama - Epic Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Frank Ross.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRichard BurtonNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Paul S. FoxWon
Best CinematographyLeon ShamroyNominated
Best Costume DesignCharles LeMaire, Emile SantiagoWon
Best PictureFrank Ross, ProducerNominated
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THE ROBERT DONAT BLOGATHON: The 39 Steps, 1935

on Jul 3, 2020 From Caftan Woman

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films is hosting The Robert Donat Blogathon on July 3 - 5. Click HERE to join in the admiration for the fondly remembered actor. Robert Donat was an actor of great commitment and versatility. Over 25 years, Donat appeared in 20 movies, winning an Oscar for Goodbye, Mr.... Read full article


People you probably didn’t know were in The Robe

By Tom on Sep 11, 2014 From The Old Movie House

Habits, we all have them. Sometimes it’s watching a particular film at Christmas time. Or maybe it’s watching a certain number of films at Easter. For me I’ve watched The Ten Commandments every year since I was 12. Sometimes it was with beer and pizza, but most of the time it was ... Read full article


The Robe

By Alyson on Apr 26, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

The Robe in an epic set in ancientRomein the time of Christ. ?Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton) is a Roman military tribune who is in charge of the men crucifying Jesus. ?While he and other Romans are gambling and drinking behind the cross, a red robe worn by Jesus is wagered and won by Marcellus. ?... Read full article


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Quotes from

[repeated line]
Marcellus Gallio: Were you... out there?


Judas: Why must men doubt? Tell them they must keep faith! They must keep faith!
[walking away]
Demetrius: Wait, tell who? Who are you?
Judas: My name is Judas.


Emperor Tiberius: Tell me, what was your impression of Pilate?
Marcellus Gallio: It's not my place to...
Emperor Tiberius: I'm asking you. Did you find him capable?
Marcellus Gallio: Yes sire, he's considered a good administrator.
Emperor Tiberius: Stern, as befits a Roman governor?
Marcellus Gallio: I'm sure of that, sire.
Emperor Tiberius: Just?
Marcellus Gallio: I - I can't say.
Emperor Tiberius: Why not? Surely you can give me some sort of an answer? Tell me, tribune - what happened out there?


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Facts about

Acclaimed by many film historians as a triumph in the art of motion-picture music, Alfred Newman's reverent, intense, prodigious background music failed to garner an Academy Award nomination for Dramatic Score. Nonetheless, Mr. Newman did take home an Oscar statuette that awards night - for his role as musical director of the Irving Berlin-Ethel Merman frolic, Call Me Madam. To register his unhappiness with the snub, the distinguished film composer Franz Waxman, an Oscar winner for Sunset Blvd. and A Place in the Sun, resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Compounding his appreciation for the Newman opus, Mr. Waxman required that his screen credit for Demetrius and the Gladiators, a "Robe" sequel, note that the Waxman score was based on the Newman score. Ironically, that year's winning Dramatic Score perhaps had been placed in the wrong category. Bronislau Kaper's charming scor
The set of Cana, the village of Galilea where Marcellus Gallio meets Peter, will be used in Demetrius and the Gladiators, the sequel of this movie as the Christian neighborhood in Rome where Demetrius lives in the beginning of the movie. We can easily recognize the well with old broken columns.
This film contains approximately 517 transitions (edits, dissolves etc) in about 131 minutes of action. This equates to an average shot length of about 15 seconds.
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