The Silver Chalice
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But all the stars are upstaged by the curious set designs. Imagine ancient Palestine as an igloo camp designed by Buckminster Fuller. Peculiar, science fiction domes are everywhere, and with the several scenes from the rooftops, including an interessting sword-fight, the scenery is quite distracting.
This film would be enjoyed by those who are in the right state of mind.
Since Newman had the lead as a young Greek silversmith, sold into slavery, then chosen by the Christians to design a chalice for the Cup, becomes involved in battles and orgies, and must decide between the pagan world represented by a courtesan (Virginia Mayo) and the Christian world represented by his young, innocent wife (Pier Angeli). There is also a mad pagan magician (Jack Palance), who wants to destroy the chalice and establish his own religion, replacing Christ's miracles with black magic...
Newman was ideally cast as a Greek, because of his classic features, but he makes his film debut at particularly unfortunate time... 1954 was the year of "The Wild One" and "On the Waterfront," and Brando was at the height of his popularity...
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I saw this movie when I was younger and I always waned to see it again.Published 11 months ago by Gabe G.
This video was great. The plot was easy to follow. Even-though the scenery was not overwhelming interesting it epitomized the way things looked during that time.Published 12 months ago by Ken R.
The movie was good and I desired to own it. However, it was problematic and my husband and I could not view it because of recording errors or problems with the disc that the movie... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sharon Rabon
I fell in love with this one, when I was watching Movies for Easter. Recognized Paul Newman off the bat. Thanks.Published 14 months ago by Patricia P. Mincy
A very good Biblical Epic which is actually based on a story that was left out of the New Testament by the early church. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Patrick Scully
I saw the movie when I was a kid and enjoyed greatly. These movies show up on the TV very rarely so it is hard to enjoy seeing the story. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
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