Basil Sydney: Pontius Pilate
Pontius Pilate : Caesar commands, I obey. Hail, Caesar!
Commander Claudius : Rome cannot go on as it has - ruling with the sword and the whip. If we are to survive, we must recognize that a new force is coming into the world.
Pontius Pilate : New force?
Commander Claudius : The religion of this prophet. It will bring hope to the conquered. It will bring peace to all men - by teaching every manhood to live at peace with his neighbors. This faith will march across the world and win men, where Rome could only conquer them.
Pontius Pilate : Caesar is the only faith possible for a Roman!
Pontius Pilate : I know this country better than you. It's ridden with prophets! Right here, in Jerusalem, there's a carpenter that even claims he's the Son of God! Yes, they call him a man of miracles.