I brought them a treat but they had to guess what it was. Between Wynken, Blynken, and Nod-girl they narrowed it down to: fun, a movie, old, Not Rated, in color, religious, and a Bible story.
I'd say they did pretty good for never having heard of The Robe.
Sure, it's dated, the acting is overblown, and the effects are bad by today's standards. But it's still one of the great Catholic Movies we had when growing up. Made in 1953, it was always shown on network television around Easter during the 70s and 80s. Now they don't do that anymore -- they always choose something sacrilegious instead it seems.
I love this kind of movie because it is not ashamed to be what it is: unabashedly Christian.
"The Robe, on the other hand, is a great story, with a sincere effort to communicate a commitment to integrity, whatever the cost." [IMDB]Some days it's hard to tell aspects of The Robe apart from Ben Hur and The Spear, but it's a great movie nonetheless. What all these stories have in common is that they have a message worth repeating: repentance, forgiveness, conversion, hope, redemption -- it's all available, and now.
It's not dated, it's timeless.