Demetrius and the Gladiators Poster

Release Date: 1954

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
In this sequel to "The Robe," the corrupt emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson) believes that the sacred robe of Christ has magical powers, and will stop at nothing to obtain it. When Demetrius (Victor Mature) refuses to help Caligula find the holy object, Caligula has him arrested and forces him to fight in the arena in battles to the death. As Demetrius faces trial after trial, his faith in Christ is pushed to its limits, as he sees no point in the endless suffering he is forced to endure.

Cast: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Anne Bancroft, Jay Robinson, Barry Jones, William Marshall

Director: Delmer Daves

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Melodramatic, Temptation, Quest, Emotional, Soldier, Escape