The Robe details
|Starring:||Torin Thatcher, Ernest Thesiger, Dean Jagger, Richard Boone, Jay Robinson, Jeff Morrow, J, Michael Rennie, Richard Burton, Victor Mature, Jean Simmons|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Swords and Sandals Films|
|Run time:||2 hours 8 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Mar 2002|
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Pretty worn at the seamsBy RJNeb2 (1013 reviews) from London , 23 Jul 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]If this wasn't the first film to be shot in CinemaScope then chances are no one would remember it much. A stiff and turgid religious epic with Richard Burton in his first starring role as a Roman centurion who supervises Christ's crucifixion and subsequently comes to see the light. The poor man looks thoroughly unengaged throughout, as well he might with the pompous po-faced script. As one of its few points of interest, in amongst the hugely expensive sets, Jay Robinson cuts a colourfully camp figure as Caligula.
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One of Burton's bestBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 03 Jan 2012This film for me, was excellent in it's content and acting, but it's a pity that it had not been remastered and enhanced with 5.1 sounds or greater.
It's a typical story for an epic movie and I can understand negative comments from people who are just not that into this sort of production.
Considering it's age, the first film in Cinemascope, it holds up very well and comes highly recommended by me.
One of the Great Roman EpicsBy a customer , 17 Nov 2011This is a truly great film. A star studded cast is on show in an original fictional epic, partially inspired by Biblical events. The script is well written and very moving, the acting is excellent and the cinematography is most impressive. Well worth watching.
RobeBy allypally (76 reviews) from Basingstoke , 28 Feb 2010Slightly dated but the storyline stands the test of time. Good Christian theme throughout. Worth watching.
50's pietismBy Leni (179 reviews) from London , 19 Mar 2009It was interesting to see this again, after a gap of about 56 years. Things have certainly moved on, mostly for the better. The quality of the acting and writing is abysmal. The music is extremely biblical. But clearly it spoke to its own time. Now we move on. A passing note also on Michael Rennie, in his centenary year, giving his characteristic burning-eyed performance as St Peter.
a treat for 'oldies'By a customer from London , 31 Oct 2008This movie is still very nice, although the young audience may be a bit disappointed. The story is a bit slow, compared to mdoern standrds, but it still has the magnificence of the old Hollywood era. I watched it with my children and I was the one who enjoyed it most!