The Silver Chalice (1954)

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A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver, and sculpt around its rim, the faces of the disciples and Jesus. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to ... See full summary »


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  • Paul Newman and Pier Angeli in The Silver Chalice (1954)
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  • Paul Newman in "The Silver Chalice." 1954 Warner Brothers
  • Paul Newman & Pier Angel in "The Silver Chalice." 1954 Warner Brothers
  • Paul Newman and Pier Angeli in The Silver Chalice (1954)
  • Paul Newman in "The Silver Chalice," 1954 Warner

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9 August 2011 | MarieGabrielle
Art deco sets...and young Paul Newman...
This film is certainly an oddity but deserves some mention for the actors involved, and especially Jack Palance as "Simon the Magician".

I too remember watching this around Easter at around age 10, it could be an interesting film for children who don't understand the historical issues of Emperor Nero,the Romans and conflicts of Christianity etc.

As another reviewer mentioned, it is odd with unusual sets. Virginia Mayo, however, looks lovely as always, even with some over the top eyebrow makeup and gold eyeshadow.

Paul Newman is a slave who must craft a special chalice for Jesus. Mayo, as royalty attempts to rescue him from his chains. Simon the Magician entertains Caesar but loses his mind in the end, building a special tower and wings to prove to Caesar that he can fly. He is just as much a God as any other, he proclaims.

The film is theater and a bit campy as you get older but worth watching as a curiosity. 6/10

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