The Robe G

The first motion picture in CinemaScope--the modern miracle you see without glasses!
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DVD Special Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 17, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint, Sensormatic
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • DTS Master Audio 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround 4.0 - English
    • Mono - French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Additional Footage - Introduction by Martin Scorsese
    • Audio Commentary - Film Composer David Newman and Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
    • Featurettes - 1. "The Making of the Robe"
    • Trailers:
      1. Trailers (2)
      2. TV spots
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Galleries:
      1. Poster Gallery
      2. Lobby Cards
      3. Publicity Stills
  • Interactive Features:
    • Additional Interactive Features - 1. Interactive Pressbook

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Art Direction by
Story by
Produced by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1953 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Costume Design (Color): Charles LeMaire

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 18


User Ratings: 6,006
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Had it not been the first film shot in CinemaScope, very few people would probably still be talking about The Robe. Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Mar 20, 2009
Rating: C -- Important historically as the first CinemaScope feature film. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jul 19, 2010
The performances are consistently good. Full Review
Jan 11, 2008
Rating: 2/5 -- Overblown melodramatic biblical nonsense. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Jan 30, 2012
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Stick with The Ten Commandments, or try watching Fellini Satyricon instead. Full Review
TV Guide
Jan 11, 2008
Rating: 2/5 -- hackneyed Golden Age hokum
Mar 23, 2009
Rating: 5/10 -- It's hard to actively hate anything as deeply earnest as The Robe, but it is a long, tough sit. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Jul 5, 2014

Product Description:

Based on a best-selling novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, THE ROBE is one of the best Biblical epics of all time. Richard Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio, a Roman who, after leading the crucifixion of Christ, takes home Jesus' robe and is subsequently torn by nightmares and guilt. A distraught Marcellus makes his way back to Palestine, where a humble attempt to discover more about the man who died by his hand puts him on a miraculous path toward redemption. Originally released in 1953, this crisp and vibrant film was one of the first to be filmed in beautiful, expansive CinemaScope. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best (Color) Cinematography, Best (Color) Costume Design, and Best (Color) Set Direction-Art Direction. Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, and Jay Robinson offer stellar supporting roles.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope, THE ROBE ws nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Richard Burton. Burton stars as Marcellus Galilo, the Roman centurian 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 forever changed.

Plot Synopsis:

Fictional story of a Roman senator whose life is changed when he comes into contact with the robe that Christ wore when he was crucified.


Production Notes:

  • Leonard Doss was the technicolor consultant and Tom Connors, Jr. was the assistant director. Produced and distributed theatrically by 20th Century Fox.
  • Shot in CinemaScope.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 13,149
  • UPC: 024543584261
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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