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The Silver Chalice (1954)

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142 min | Drama, Romance

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 complete the task. Meanwhile, a nefarious interloper is...See moreA 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 complete the task. Meanwhile, a nefarious interloper is trying to convince the crowds that he is the new Messiah, by using nothing more than cheap parlor tricks. Written by Dan Weckerly See less
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Writers
Thomas B. Costain (novel "The Silver Chalice") | Lesser Samuels (written for the screen by)
Cinematographer
William V. Skall (photographed by)
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$4,500,000
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Release date
Dec 20, 1954 (United States)

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Virginia Mayo
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Michael Pate
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4.7 / 10 | 1,307 votes