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In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.

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Marcellus Gallio
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Diana
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Demetrius
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Peter
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Caligula
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Justus
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Sen. Gallio
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Pontius Pilate
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Miriam
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Paulus
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Emperor Tiberius
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Junia
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Abidor
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Judas (uncredited)
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Slave Dealer (uncredited)
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Cleander (uncredited)
John Barton ...
Citizen (uncredited)
Harry Baum ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Helen Beverley ...
Rebecca (uncredited)
Naaman Brown ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Kit Carson ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ...
Sword-Fighting Soldier (uncredited)
Fred Cavens ...
Sword-Fighting Soldier (uncredited)
Jean Corbett ...
Slave Girl (uncredited)
Joan Corbett ...
Slave Girl (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)
Sally Corner ...
Cornelia (uncredited)
Jane Crowley ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Leo Curley ...
Shalum (uncredited)
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Slave Dealer (uncredited)
Irene Demetrion ...
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Van Des Autels ...
Chamberlain (uncredited)
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Ship's Mate (uncredited)
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Sarpedo (uncredited)
Dan Ferniel ...
Black Man (uncredited)
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Bystander at trial (uncredited)
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Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ...
Chamberlain (uncredited)
Michael Granger ...
Slave Dealer (uncredited)
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Caleb - Wine Merchant (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Marius - Physician (uncredited)
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Julia (uncredited)
Richard Kean ...
Slave Dealer (uncredited)
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Slave (uncredited)
Donald C. Klune ...
Jesus Christ (uncredited)
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Jonathan (uncredited)
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Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Marcipor (uncredited)
Alfred Linder ...
Slave Dealer (uncredited)
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Nathan (uncredited)
Christey Marlo ...
Slave Girl (uncredited)
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Jerusalem Woman Aiding Demetrius (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ...
Citizen (uncredited)
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Jesus Christ (uncredited) (voice)
Eleanor Moore ...
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Ralph Moratz ...
Nobleman in Market (uncredited)
Edward Mundy ...
Peddler (uncredited)
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Tiro (uncredited)
Arthur Page ...
Reuben (uncredited)
Francis Pierlot ...
Dodinius (uncredited)
Alex Pope ...
Roman Officer (uncredited)
Guy Prescott ...
Quintus - Tribune (uncredited)
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Ship's Captain (uncredited)
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Lucius (uncredited)
Pamela Robinson ...
Lucia (uncredited)
George Robotham ...
Slave with Demetrius at Palm Procession (uncredited)
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Caluus - Slave Auction Bidder (uncredited)
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Slave Girl (uncredited)
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Slave Dealer (uncredited)
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David (uncredited)
Marc Snegoff ...
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Marc Snow ...
Auctioneer (uncredited)
Murray Steckler ...
Melas (uncredited)
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Gracchus (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Roman Soldier (uncredited)
Eleanore Vogel ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Slave Dealer (uncredited)
Gene Wesson ...
Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henry Koster

Written by

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Philip Dunne ... (screenplay)
 
Gina Kaus ... (adaptation)
 
Lloyd C. Douglas ... (novel)
 
Albert Maltz ... (screenplay) (originally uncredited)

Produced by

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Frank Ross ... producer

Music by

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Alfred Newman

Cinematography by

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Barbara McLean

Editorial Department

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Lyman Hallowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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George W. Davis
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)
John DeCuir ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Paul S. Fox ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Emile Santiago ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Lynn F. Reynolds ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Joseph C. Behm ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tom Connors Jr. ... assistant director
Donald C. Klune ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Gordon Butcher ... painter (uncredited)
Bill Harris ... painter (uncredited)
Bill Jekel ... painter (uncredited)
Eugene Kornman ... portrait photographer (uncredited)
Ken McClelland ... painter (uncredited)
Tony Reveles ... painter (uncredited)
Duncan Spencer ... painter (uncredited)
Clayton Thomason ... painter (uncredited)
Fred Tuch ... painter (uncredited)
William Tury ... painter (uncredited)
Delmer Yoakum ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bernard Freericks ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)
Clyde Carruth ... sound editor (uncredited)
Walter Rossi ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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James B. Gordon ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects
Matthew Yuricich ... matte painter (uncredited)

Stunts

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Fred Carson ... stunts (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Cavens ... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Hampton ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy ... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham ... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Sands ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill White Jr. ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lee Crawford ... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Florea ... still photographer (uncredited)
Earl Gilbert ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Sol Halperin ... camera department head (uncredited)
James Mitchell ... still photographer (uncredited)
Irving Rosenberg ... camera operator (uncredited)
Harvey L. Slocomb ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Clyde Taylor ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
Adele Balkan ... set wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Sam Benson ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Dorothea Hulse ... weaver (uncredited)
Dorothy Lou Macready ... assistant weaver (uncredited)
Clinton Sandeen ... wardrobe manager: men (uncredited)
Jimmy Spies ... armor (uncredited)
Ed Wynigear ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Ken Darby ... choral director (uncredited)
Carol Richards ... singing voice: Betta St.John (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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James E. Ruman ... transportation chief (uncredited)

Other crew

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Leonard Doss ... Technicolor color consultant
Albert Cavens ... fencing instructor (uncredited)
Fred Cavens ... fencing instructor (uncredited)
James Denton ... unit publicity manager (uncredited)
Stan Margulies ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jack Muth ... research assistant: CinemaScope (uncredited)
Stephen Papich ... dance director (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Earl I. Sponable ... research director: CinemaScope (uncredited)
Allen Wise ... titles (uncredited)
Sonia Wolfson ... unit publicist (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed. Written by John Vogel

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Taglines The First Picture on the New Miracle Curved Screen ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La tunique (France)
  • Das Gewand (Germany)
  • La túnica sagrada (Spain)
  • La tunique (Belgium, French title)
  • La tunica (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 135 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $680,187

Did You Know?

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Trivia Richard Burton was an Atheist and did not care for the film's religious theme. See more »
Goofs The characters constantly refer to the province Jerusalem is located in as "Palestine". At the time the film is set (AD 30's), Jerusalem was located in the province of "Judea". Judea would not be called Palestine until Emperor Hadrian renamed it ("Syria Palaestina") in 135 AD at the end of the Jewish Revolt. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954). See more »
Quotes Jesus Christ: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
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