- Jul 25, 2000
The Robe was the first to hit cinema screens in late 1953, but what was the first widescreen picture in production?
The Robe was going head to head with?
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE and THE ROBE were shot at the same time and MILLIONAIRE was finished first but released second. THE ROBE wasn't really going head to head with any other film, since these and other early CinemaScope films were produced by the same studio, Fox, which owned the rights to the process and wouldn't license it out until about one year later.