Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History
After fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia, he begins to question the tyrannical leadership of the despotic emperor Nero.
Turner Classic Movies stated that in the John Huston biography, Huston wanted Ava Gardner for Lygia, and his father, Walter, for Peter.
To Nero, Emperor of Rome, Master of the World, Divine Pontiff. I know that my death will be a disappointment to you, since you wished to render me this service yourself. To be born in your reign is a miscalculation; but to die in it is a joy. I can ...
Whilst it is true that variants of chess have existed for over 2,000 years, the chess set being used in the film is far too modern. The set shown uses what are apparently modern pieces, which didn't exist until the few centuries before the film's release.
The DVD release restores the original overture and exit music, which, up until that point, was only heard in the original roadshow release and in the 1964 roadshow re-release.
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