Marcellus Gallio: [after learning that Caligula has posted him to a back-water military command far away from Rome] Where's Jerusalem? Sen. Gallio: Palestine - the worst pesthole in the Empire.
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The Robe 1953
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Marcellus Gallio:
[after learning that Caligula has posted him to a back-water military command far away from Rome]
Where's Jerusalem?
Sen. Gallio:
Palestine - the worst pesthole in the Empire. They're stiff-necked, riotous people, always on the verge of rebellion. Our Legions there are the scum of the army - the officers little better than the men. Disease takes them off like flies. Some have been assassinated - sometimes by their own men. Others have spared the assassins the trouble. What Caligula hopes he has given you is your death sentence.

Transcript:
Where's Jerusalem?
Palestine.
The worst pest-hole in the empire.
A stiff-necked, riotous people
always on the verge of rebellion.
Our legions there are the scum of the army,
the officers little better than the men.
Disease takes them off like flies.
Some have been assassinated,
sometimes by their own men.
Others have spared the assassins the trouble.
What Caligula hopes he has given you
is your death sentence.
- "We who are about to die"?
- Marcellus.
Marcellus, you are
the only son I'll ever have.
You know what my ambitions
have been for you.
I know how I've disappointed you.
Try to endure it, Marcellus.
Grow hard.
Watch the hand of the man
who walks behind you.
Drink in private and sleep
with your sword at your side.
Take nothing on faith.
Bind yourself to no man.
Above all, be a Roman, my son,
and be a man of honour.
Perhaps there'll be amusement
in being a man of honour.

Clip duration: 87 seconds
Views: 6
Timestamp in movie: 00:17:01
Uploaded: 23 September, 2021
Genres: drama, history
Summary: In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.


Actors

Marcellus Gallio - Richard Burton
Sen. Gallio - Torin Thatcher