The Robe – Richard Burton DVD


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Lavish religious drama set during the Crucifixion of Jesus and the birth of Christianity in the Roman Empire, based on Lloyd C. Douglas’ 1942 bestseller, stars Richard Burton as Marcellus Gallio. Roman military tribune Gallio, who comes into possession of the robe Jesus wore during his final days, has his loyalty to the mad emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson) tested when his lover (Jean Simmons) joins the new faith. Victor Mature, Michael Rennie, Dean Jagger, Richard Boone co-star.

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The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope, THE ROBE was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Richard Burton. Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio, the Roman centurian charged with overseeing the crucifixion. But when he wins Christ’s robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross, his life is forever changed.Its 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.



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