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Movie Review: The Robe

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Color / 135 Min. ____________

DVD: Playable in Region 1 - U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories ____________

Starring: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor mature, Michael Rennie, with Jay Robinson, Dean Jagger, Torin Thatcher.  

Screenplay by Albert Maltz and Philip Dunne.  Adaptation by Gina Kaus.

From the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.

Produced by Frank Ross, Directed by Henry Koster. ____________

1953 Twentieth Century Film Corporation. Renewed 1981 Twentieth Century fox Film Corporation.  All Rights Reserved. ____________

Nominated for Five Academy Awards, Including Best Picture and Best Actor

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"One magnificent scene after another..."

-Variety

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 Centurion 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.

Photo: Victor Mature in the classic movie, "The Robe." ______________________________

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