Demetrius and the Gladiators

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Demetrius and the Gladiators is a 1954 film about a Christian slave sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena.

Directed by Delmer Daves. Written by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.
The continuation of the greatest story of love and faith in the history of entertainment!  (taglines)

Dialogue[edit]

Messalina: Why did you run? I don't think you're a coward. You had no real chance of escaping, you must have known that!
Demetrius: This is a place where men are trained to kill each other like animals!
Messalina: And men aren't animals?
Demetrius: No!
Messalina: We admire a magnificent animal who fights. Why not a man who fights ?
Demetrius: Because God did not put man on earth to destroy his own kind. Nor a woman to enjoy their agonies as they die.

Demetrius: Did you know that Jesus could turn water into wine? And that was only one of his tricks.
Peter: Yes, only one. Anything that was base, He could make noble. He found a leper and made him clean. He found death and He made life. He found you a slave, and He made you free.
Demetrius: Get out!
Peter: And now you've won a great victory over Him, haven't you tribune ? You've made yourself a slave again.

Taglines[edit]

  • The continuation of the greatest story of love and faith in the history of entertainment!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

Wikipedia