Aired Monday September 18, 4:30pm - 7:00pmon AFN Movie

The Robe (1953)

Historical drama

In this biblical epic, a drunk and disillusioned Roman, Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton), wins Jesus' robe in a dice game after the crucifixion. Marcellus has never been a man of faith like his slave, Demetrius (Victor Mature), but when Demetrius escapes with the robe, Marcellus experiences disturbing visions and feels guilty for his actions. Convinced that destroying the robe will cure him, Marcellus sets out to find Demetrius -- and discovers his Christian faith along the way.

Cast and crew
  • Henry KosterDirector
  • Richard BurtonMarcellus Gallio
  • Jean SimmonsDiana
  • Victor MatureDemetrius
  • Michael RenniePeter
  • Jay RobinsonCaligula
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