Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Nomination Year: 2002
SYNOPSIS: Demetrius, an ex-slave and gladiator, becomes embroiled in a plot by the mad Roman Emperor Caligula, who wants to gain immortality from the robe worn by Christ. He is tempted by Messalina, wife of Caligula's uncle Claudius, but eventually regains his faith.
- Worst Special Effect
Who Pulls the Strings around Here?
Spears on strings.
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Victor Mature Famous silver-era screen presense; Samson of Samson and Delilah Susan Hayward Five-time nominee, one-time Oscar® winner (for I Want To Live!) Michael Rennie Klaatu barada nikto! Debra Paget Gorgeous film star of the 40's and 50's Anne Bancroft Veteran of the screen, she's the famous wife of Mel Brooks Jay Robinson Used to be "Dr. Shrinker." Hosts Beyond Bizarre. Barry Jones Classic actor who had many supporting parts in classics such as The 39 Steps, Brigadoon, and Wuthering Heights William Marshall He's Black! He's beautiful! He's Blacula! He was also the title role in Othello Richard Egan Craggy-faced bit actor Ernest Borgnine Was TV's "McHale," won an Oscar for Marty, then played lots of B-Movie and B-TV bit parts; ubiquitous Richard Burton Extremely famous actor -- mostly for having been Mr. Liz Taylor Woody Strode Dick Sands
Director Claim to Fame Delmer Daves Directed Destination Tokyo and A Summer Place
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