The Gladiators (movie, 1954)

The Gladiators ( Demetrius and the Gladiators ) is an American film directed by Delmer Daves and released in 1954 .

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Synopsis

Demetrius, the freed Greek slave who served martyrdom Marcellus, is in charge of preserving the tunic of Christ handed over by the Apostle Peter . But Emperor Caligula seizes the relic and Demetrius is condemned to the arena: the games of gladiators, the troubling Messaline , the wife of Claude , the uncle of the latter, will put a strain on the mission of Demetrius to lose it or save it from the cruel fate of singular combats.

Technical sheet

  • Title: Gladiators
  • Original title: Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • Director: Delmer Daves
  • Scenario: Philip Dunne , Lloyd C. Douglas
  • Music: Franz Waxman
  • Additional Music: Tunic Theme , composed by Alfred Newman
  • Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner
  • Assistant Director: William Eckhardt
  • Artistic Directors: George W. Davis , Lyle R. Wheeler
  • Sound engineer: Roger Heman Sr. , Arthur von Kirbach
  • Decorators: Paul S. Fox , Walter M. Scott
  • Choreographer: Stephen Papich
  • Costume Designer: Charles Le Maire
  • Editors: Robert Fritch , Dorothy Spencer
  • Producer: Frank Ross
  • Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox
  • Distribution Company: Twentieth Century Fox
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Date of filming: 1953
  • Format: Color by Technicolor – 2.55: 1 CinemaScope – Sound 4 stereo tracks (Western Electric Recording) – 35 mm
  • Genre: Historical Movie, Action Movie, Peplum , Drama
  • Duration: 100 minutes
  • Release date :  ,  

Distribution

  • Victor Mature (VF: Jacques Erwin ) : Demetrius
  • Susan Hayward (VF: Claire Guibert ) : Messaline
  • Michael Rennie (VF: Marc Valbel ) : Pierre
  • Debra Paget (VF: Claude Winter ) : Lucia
  • Anne Bancroft (VF: Nelly Benedetti ) : Paula
  • Ernest Borgnine (VF: Pierre Morin ) : Strabo
  • Jay Robinson (VF: René Bériard ) : Caligula
  • Barry Jones (VF: Paul Villé ) : Claude
  • William Marshall (VF: Marcel Painvin) : Glycon
  • Richard Egan (VF: Pierre Leproux ) : Dardanius
  • Charles Evans (VF: Richard Francoeur ) : Cassius Chaerea
  • Fred Graham (VF: Claude Péran ) : Decurion
  • Robert E. Griffin (VF: John Violet ) : Flavius
  • Dayton Lummis (VF: Raymond Rognoni ) : magistrate

Around the film

  • Continuation of the movie The Tunic where Victor Mature already embodied the slave Demetrius. Both films were shot at the same time in 1953 .

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