Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

Director
Delmer Daves

Main cast
Victor Mature; Susan Hayward; Michael Rennie; Debra Paget; Anne Bancroft

Genres
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Description
The story picks up at the point where "The Robe" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula wants it back to benefit from its powers. Marcellus' former slave Demetrius seeks to prevent this, and catches the eye of Messalina, wife to Caligula's uncle Claudius. Messalina tempts Demetrius, he winds up fighting in the arena, and wavers in his faith.


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