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* BodyguardBetrayal: Eventually even the Praetorian guard get fed up with Caligula and kill him, allowing Claudius to become emperor.


''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 SwordAndSandalFilm and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Creator/DelmerDaves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Creator/SusanHayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

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''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 SwordAndSandalFilm SwordAndSandal film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Creator/DelmerDaves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Creator/SusanHayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.



* CorruptChurch: Messalina, as priestess of Isis
* EvilRedhead: Messalina
* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: Demetrius does both.

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* CorruptChurch: Messalina, as priestess of Isis
Isis.
* EvilRedhead: Messalina
Messalina, red-haired temptress and pagan priestess of Isis.
* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: FaceHeelTurn: Demetrius does both.loses his faith in Christ as God after Lucia seemingly dies despite his prayer, and he begins killing his opponents in the arena instead of sparing them. He renounces his faith to Caligula, earning the position of Tribune and beginning an affair with Messalina. Eventually he discovers that Lucia is still alive and makes a HeelFaceTurn again.



* TheVamp: Messalina.

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* TheVamp: Messalina.
Messalina is both beautiful and wicked, using her wiles to temp Demetrius away from Christ.


''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Creator/DelmerDaves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Creator/SusanHayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

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''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film SwordAndSandalFilm and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Creator/DelmerDaves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Creator/SusanHayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.


''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Creator/DelmerDaves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

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''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Creator/DelmerDaves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Susan Hayward, Creator/SusanHayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.


''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Creator/DelmerDaves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

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''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Creator/DelmerDaves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.


* [[McGuffin McGuffin]]: The robe of [[{{Jesus}} Christ]]

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* [[McGuffin McGuffin]]: The robe of [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]]


''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

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''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves Creator/DelmerDaves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.


''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

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''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Creator/VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled AlfredNewman's Music/AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.


''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

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''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred VictorMature, Creator/VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.


''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

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''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Victor Mature, VictorMature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.


''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as Caligula is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

The film follows a Christian slave Demetrius (Mature), who, instead of being executed, is made to become a gladiator by the Roman emperor [[EmperorCaligula Caligula]] (Robinson), in which capacity he captures the roving eye of the wicked Messalina (Hayward), priestess of Isis and wife of Claudius. The story follows Demetrius' battles and victories, all in his attempts simply to survive the battles in which he is forced to compete.

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''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as Caligula UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

The film follows a Christian slave Demetrius (Mature), who, instead of being executed, is made to become a gladiator by the Roman emperor [[EmperorCaligula [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Caligula]] (Robinson), in which capacity he captures the roving eye of the wicked Messalina (Hayward), priestess of Isis and wife of Claudius. The story follows Demetrius' battles and victories, all in his attempts simply to survive the battles in which he is forced to compete.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[EmperorCaligula Gaius Caligula]]; Claudius; Messalina; the Apostles Peter and Paul; Macro

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[EmperorCaligula [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Gaius Caligula]]; Claudius; Messalina; the Apostles Peter and Paul; Macro

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->'''Caligula:''' ''Do you see her, Claudius? The Goddess Diana. Every night she comes to me... to my arms. There... there she goes. Now do you see her?''
->'''Claudius:''' ''No, sire.''
->'''Caligula:''' ''Why not?!''
->'''Claudius:''' ''Only you gods are privileged to see each other.''
->'''Caligula:''' ''... Of course.''

''Demetrius and the Gladiators'' is a 1954 film and sequel to ''Film/TheRobe''. Made by TwentiethCenturyFox, the film was directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross, and starred Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, and Jay Robinson, who as Caligula is so far over the top, he could have landed on the moon 15 years before Neil Armstrong. The score by Franz Waxman re-cycled AlfredNewman's themes from the earlier film.

The film follows a Christian slave Demetrius (Mature), who, instead of being executed, is made to become a gladiator by the Roman emperor [[EmperorCaligula Caligula]] (Robinson), in which capacity he captures the roving eye of the wicked Messalina (Hayward), priestess of Isis and wife of Claudius. The story follows Demetrius' battles and victories, all in his attempts simply to survive the battles in which he is forced to compete.
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!!Tropes associated with this work:

* AGodAmI: Caligula's delusion, leading to the dialogue above.
* AncientRome
* TheCaligula: The Original.
* CorruptChurch: Messalina, as priestess of Isis
* EvilRedhead: Messalina
* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: Demetrius does both.
* GladiatorGames: Ya think?
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[EmperorCaligula Gaius Caligula]]; Claudius; Messalina; the Apostles Peter and Paul; Macro
* HollywoodHistory
* KneelBeforeZod: KNEEL! KNEEL TO YOUR [[AGodAmI GOD]]!
* [[McGuffin McGuffin]]: The robe of [[{{Jesus}} Christ]]
* SaintlyChurch: The Christians
* SwordAndSandal
* TheVamp: Messalina.

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