About the film
ancient rome sequel 1st century caligula
Demetrius and the Gladiators
Release Date: June 16, 1954
|Slogan||:||«It begins where»|
|Production Companies||:||20th Century Fox|
|Writers||:||Philip Dunne, Lloyd C. Douglas|
The story picks up at the point where "The Robe" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula wants it back to benefit from its powers. Marcellus' former slave Demetrius seeks to prevent this, and catches the eye of Messalina, wife to Caligula's uncle Claudius. Messalina tempts Demetrius, he winds up fighting in the arena, and wavers in his faith.