He looks like Marlon Brando, some reviews said of this 29-year-old star, but those comparisons would soon end. Soon to impress with his own intense brilliance, Paul Newman made his movie debut in this Biblical saga in the mode of Quo Vadis and The Robe. Set in Rome during the early Christian era, it focuses on an ill-fated sculptor sold into slavery and torn between his adoring wife (Pier Angeli) and a wily temptress (Virginia Mayo) - and threatened in his work by a power-mad sorcerer (Jack Palance) bent on overturning Christianity and becoming his own 'true Messiah." The Silver Chalices cast also includes Lorne Greene, E.G. Marshall and a blonde Natalie Wood. But Newman is the movies heart. "This yong man," director Victor Saville predicted, "is destined for great things."

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The Silver Chalice (1954)

Romance/Drama

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He looks like Marlon Brando, some reviews said of this 29-year-old star, but those comparisons would soon end. Soon to impress with his own intense brilliance, Paul Newman made his movie debut in this Biblical saga in the mode of Quo Vadis and The Robe. Set in Rome during the early Christian era, it focuses on an ill-fated sculptor sold into slavery and torn between his adoring wife (Pier Angeli) and a wily temptress (Virginia Mayo) - and threatened in his work by a power-mad sorcerer (Jack Palance) bent on overturning Christianity and becoming his own 'true Messiah." The Silver Chalices cast also includes Lorne Greene, E.G. Marshall and a blonde Natalie Wood. But Newman is the movies heart. "This yong man," director Victor Saville predicted, "is destined for great things."

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Cast
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Virginia Mayo

Helena
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Pier Angeli

Deborra
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Jack Palance

Simon The Magician
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Paul Newman

Basil
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Walter Hampden

Joseph of Arimathea
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Joseph Wiseman

Mijamin
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Alexander Scourby

Saint Luke
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Lorne Greene

Saint Peter
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David J. Stewart

Adam
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Herbert Rudley

Linus
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Jacques Aubuchon

Nero
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E.G. Marshall

Ignatius
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Michael Pate

Aaron Ben Joseph
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Natalie Wood

Helena, as a child
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Donald Randolph

Selech
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Mort Marshall

Benjie
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Peter Reynolds

Basil, as a boy
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Booth Colman

Hiram
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Terence de Marney

Sosthene
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Robert Middleton

Idbash
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Ian Wolfe

Theron
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Lawrence Dobkin

Ephraim
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Philip Tonge

Ohad
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Albert Dekker

Kester
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Beryl Machin

Eulalia
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Strother Martin

Father of Lame Girl
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John Sheffield

Witness to Adoption
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Charles Bewley

Roman Commander (uncredited)
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David Bond

Cameleer (uncredited)
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Anthony Eustrel

Maximus, the Ship's Master (uncredited)
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Frank Hagney

Ruffian (uncredited)
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William Hudson

(uncredited)
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John Marlowe

Witness to Adoption (uncredited)
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Allen Michaelson

High Priest (uncredited)
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Don Oreck

Soldier (uncredited)
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Shirley Patterson

Ahnpa (uncredited)
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Paul Power

Witness to Adoption (uncredited)
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Jack Raine

Magistrate (uncredited)
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Lester Sharpe

Oasis Keeper (uncredited)
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Norma Varden

(uncredited)
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Mel Welles

Marcos (uncredited)
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Harry Wilson

Ruffian (uncredited)
Crew
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Victor Saville

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Silver Chalice

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/17/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Silver Chalice

(DVD)

2/17/2009

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