This sequel to the box-office smash THE ROBE picks up the story after Marcellas and Diana (Richard Burton and Jean Simmons, the stars of the first film) go to the executioner. Before dying, the two converts to Christianity give Demetrius (Mature) the robe Christ wore to the cross. After
hiding the robe, Mature is apprehended by Roman soldiers and forced into the arena as a gladiator. Though he defeats his opponents, he refuses to kill them. Messalina (Hayward), slatternly wife of Claudius (Jones), is attracted to the muscular Mature, but demonstrates her interest in him by
insisting that Mature face the towering Nubian warrior Glycon (Marshall). Marshall and Mature...