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Roman slave Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero (Patrick Cargill). Administering to the participants of... See full summary »
In the screenplay, the last scene featured Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) walking off into the cloud of ash created by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, accepting his imminent death. The epilogue featuring the museum curator also played by Howerd, was added by Director Bob Kellett, who thought that the scripted ending was too downbeat, and wanted to imply that Lurcio may have survived and even had children.
Oh come on, bigger!
Lurcio: Don't be ashamed of it!
Lurcio: Alright, don't go mad!
Nero was not the Emporer when Pompeii was destroyed by Vesuvius Titus was.