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

Emperor Tiberius: When it comes, this is how it will start. Some obscure martyr in some forgotten province, then madness. Infecting the legions, rocking the empire, then the finish of Rome.


Demetrius: [awaking to darkness] Is it night?
Jerusalem woman aiding Demetrius: No. It's the middle of the day. This isn't like other days.


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


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Facts about

Richard Burton once said this was the least favorite of all his films.
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.
At one point the producers considered making Marcellus older and casting Laurence Olivier.
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