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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