Demetrius and the Gladiators

Demetrius and the Gladiators
Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • NR
  • 1h 41m
  • 1954
Fresh80%
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Demetrius is an ex-slave who embraces Christianity after he witnesses the Crucifixion. Demetrius' new found peaceful ways put him in direct conflict with Roman Emperor Caligula, who will stop at nothing in his search for the magic robe of Christ. Imprisoned by the Emperor's Legionnaires, Demetrius is forced by Caligula to train as a Gladiator and fight for the Emperor's amusement. To complicate issues, the well-proportioned Demetrius attracts the attention of Messalina, the beautiful wife of Claudius, the man in line to succeed Emperor Caligula. Can the new found faith of Demetrius withstand Messalina's advances, Caligula's madness, and the men and beasts who challenge him in the arena?
© 1954 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
Espinof
Alberto Abuín
Fresh

A viciously spectacular film. [Full review in Spanish]

June 25, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Fresh

It's hokum, but passes for good Hollywood entertainment.

June 25, 2017
EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

June 21, 2017
One Guy's Opinion
Frank Swietek
Rotten

June 17, 2017
Apollo Guide
Scott Weinberg
Fresh

Old-time gladiator epic, and all the sweatiness that implies.

June 16, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 18, 1954
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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