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Quo Vadis?

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Genres: Adventure Drama, Costume Adventure, Epic, Historical Epic, Historical Film, Sword-and-Sandal
  • Cast:Emil Jannings. Full cast + crew

Synopsis

Although not as much of a cinematic landmark as the 1913 version of Quo Vadis?, this 1924 Italian adaptation of the Henryk Sienkiewicz best-seller was a splendidly lavish production, not to mention a worldwide box-office success. The basic story of Emperor Nero's politically motivated persecution of the early Christians, and of the "conversion" of an agnostic Roman warrior via the love of a virtuous Christian girl, was as usual subordinated to spectacle, especially in the "burning of Rome" scenes and the...more

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