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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)
|Best Actor||Richard Burton||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Leon Shamroy||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Charles LeMaire, Emile Santiago||Won|
|Best Picture||Frank Ross, Producer||Nominated|
People you probably didn’t know were in The RobeBy 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 RobeBy 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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Emperor Tiberius: Tribune Gallio, you are a Roman officer. I command you to gain control over yourself.
Diana: It's good to see you, Marcellus.
Marcellus Gallio: It's ah - good to see you - again.
Diana: Then you do remember me?
Marcellus Gallio: Ah - yes, of course. Let me see now, it was the - was the...
Diana: And your promise, have you forgotten that too?
Marcellus Gallio: What promise?
Diana: To marry me.
Marcellus Gallio: Was I drunk?
Diana: That's not very flattering, Marcellus.
Marcellus Gallio: Oh, I - I mean, if you'd tell me when I was supposed to have said this - the circumstances...
Diana: Oh, I remember them perfectly. I'd cut my finger, and I cried. And then you took the dagger and cut your own finger to show that it didn't really hurt, and then you kissed me, and I stopped crying - and then you promised to marry me when we grew up.
Marcellus Gallio: Dianna! Where have your freckles gone?
Diana: I lost them.
Marcellus Gallio: Oh, I loved every one of them.
Diana: Then I'm sorry I lost them.
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The opening shot after the title credits (and the background 'red robe' curtain parts) is actually a scene lifted from its sequel, Demetrius and the Gladiators. That's Jay Robinson as Caligula presiding over the ceremony preceding the gladiatorial games; William Marshall as Glycon in the front row of gladiators, far right; Victor Mature as Demetrius standing directly behind him, and Ernest Borgnine as Strabo who is leading the gladiatorial procession.
Darryl F. Zanuck originally offered the role of Marcellus to Tyrone Power in a bid to get him to renew his contract with Fox. Power instead opted to star in the play "John Brown's Body" on Broadway, which closed after 65 performances.
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