History Film / TheRobe

10th Aug '17 8:08:20 AM jamespolk
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That is the origin of the plot of the 1942 book by Lloyd C. Douglas and the 1953 movie based on it that starred Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/VictorMature, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie, and Jay Robinson. It was directed by Henry Koster. Music/AlfredNewman composed the music.

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That is the origin of the plot of the 1942 book by Lloyd C. Douglas and the 1953 movie based on it that starred Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/VictorMature, Jean Simmons, Creator/JeanSimmons, Michael Rennie, and Jay Robinson. It was directed by Henry Koster. Music/AlfredNewman composed the music.
1st Jan '17 9:29:54 AM mavacca
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** For starters, Marcellus is a "tribune", which the movie seems to think is some mid-level military officer rank like major or colonel. In real life, "tribune" was a civilian elected political office, and a pretty high-ranking one, with the ability to veto the Senate's legislation.
27th Dec '16 6:20:07 PM jamespolk
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* AudibleSharpness: When Marcellus and a centurion are yanking out their gladii before having a duel.

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* AudibleSharpness: When Marcellus and a Paulus the centurion are yanking out their gladii before having a duel.



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Naturally, when Marcellus flings away his gladius rather than kill the centurion, it sticks in a tree.

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Naturally, when Marcellus flings away his gladius rather than kill the centurion, Paulus, it sticks in a tree.
27th Dec '16 6:17:21 PM jamespolk
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Later received a sequel, ''Demetrius and the Gladiators'', in which both Mature and Robinson reprised their roles.

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Later received a sequel, ''Demetrius and the Gladiators'', ''Film/DemetriusAndTheGladiators'', in which both Mature and Robinson reprised their roles.
27th Dec '16 6:13:06 PM jamespolk
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* KangarooCourt: Marcellus's treason trial as conducted by a smirking, slouching Caligula is not exactly a model of jurisprudence.


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* SlouchOfVillainy: Caligula does some dramatic slouching on his throne while conducting Marcellus's trial.
27th Dec '16 6:10:06 PM jamespolk
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That is the origin of the plot of the 1942 book by Lloyd C. Douglas and the 1953 movie based on it that starred Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/VictorMature, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie, and Jay Robinson. It was directed by Henry Koster. Creator/AlfredNewman composed the music.

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That is the origin of the plot of the 1942 book by Lloyd C. Douglas and the 1953 movie based on it that starred Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/VictorMature, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie, and Jay Robinson. It was directed by Henry Koster. Creator/AlfredNewman Music/AlfredNewman composed the music.
27th Dec '16 6:09:43 PM jamespolk
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That is the origin of the plot of the 1942 book by Lloyd C. Douglas and the 1953 movie based on it that starred Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/VictorMature, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie, and Jay Robinson. It was directed by Henry Koster.

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That is the origin of the plot of the 1942 book by Lloyd C. Douglas and the 1953 movie based on it that starred Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/VictorMature, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie, and Jay Robinson. It was directed by Henry Koster.
Koster. Creator/AlfredNewman composed the music.
27th Dec '16 6:08:21 PM jamespolk
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[[caption-width-right:350:Jean Simmons {{Fanservice}}]]
27th Dec '16 2:51:26 PM jamespolk
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* LargeHam: Richard Burton's default setting was Large Ham, and he really goes to town in this one. Lots of glowering and bellowed lines.

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* LargeHam: Richard Burton's default setting was Large Ham, and he really goes to town in this one. Lots of glowering and bellowed lines. Jay Robinson as Caligula plays Caligula this way as well, although of course all actors playing Caligula are required by law to make him a LargeHam.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Diana ensures her execution along with Marcellus by giving Caligula one of these, describing him as "Vicious, treacherous, drunk with power, an evil, insane monster posing as emperor."
27th Dec '16 2:42:42 PM jamespolk
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Later received a sequel, ''Demetrius and the Gladiators'', in which both Mature and Robinson reprised their roles.
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