YEAR: 1953

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

This 1953 film follows the story of Marcellus, the leader of the unit that crucified Jesus. After winning Jesus’ robe in a game of dice, Marcellus is plagued with nightmares. To find relief, he travels to Palestine to learn more about the man he killed and encounters a reality that will change his life.

The first film to be released in widescreen using new CinemaScope anamorphic lenses, The Robe was a breakthrough for the film industry. DeCuir was one of the first to design sets in this new format which was nearly twice as wide as previous films. His work transitioning to the new layout was instrumental in future composition and set design.

SUMMARY

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.

DIRECTION

Henry Koster

ART DIRECTOR/ARTIST

John DeCuir Sr.

Lyle R. Wheeler

George W. Davis

Walter M. Scott

Paul S. Fox