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The Robe (1953)

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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 changed forever. Based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.

It's inspired story set to a spectacular score, and featuring an all-star cast including Victor Mature and Jean SimmonsThe Robe remains one of the screen's greatest biblical epics.


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