Saturday, April 8, 2023

The Robe ( 1953 ) - A Behind-the-Scenes Snapshot


Tonight, the Movies! channel will be airing The Robe at 8pm EST, so we couldn't resist posting this behind-the-scenes photo taken during the crucifixion scene of The Robe. This scene should have been filmed out-of-doors but perhaps the director thought they could control the lighting better within the studio, especially since this was the most pivotal scene in the movie. 

Darryl F. Zanuck offered Richard Burton a contract with 20th Century Fox Studios during the making of the film, but Burton disliked The Robe so much that he turned it down. Nevertheless, the studio had such confidence that it would be a box-office success that they put the sequel Demetrius and the Gladiators in production before The Robe was even released in theaters. 

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