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The Robe

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Original title
The Robe
Running time
135 min.
United States United States
Philip Dunne (Novel: Lloyd C. Douglas)
Alfred Newman
Leon Shamroy
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20th Century-Fox
Adventure | Roman Empire. Religion. Slavery. Epic film
Synopsis / Plot
Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed.
1953: 2 Academy Awards: Best Art Direction color, Costume Design color. 5 Nominations
1953: Golden Globe: Best Movie: Drama
1953: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1953: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Actress (Simmons)
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