About

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the blame on the Christians. Vinicius races to save Lygia from the wrath of Nero as the empire of Rome collapses around them.

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Directed by

Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann

Written by

S. N. Behrman (Screenplay)
Sonya Levien (Screenplay)
John Lee Mahin (Screenplay)
Henryk Sienkiewicz (Novel)

Runtime

171 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

THIS IS THE BIG ONE! The splendor and savagery of the world's wickedest empire! Three hours of spectacle you'll remember for a lifetime!

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book epic suicide emperor rome, italy ancient rome roman empire nero burning 1st century roman army claudius caesar guarda pretoriana praetorian guard matricídio sêneca

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Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Ralph E. Winters

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color William A. Horning Cedric Gibbons Edward C. Carfagno Hugh Hunt

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Sam Zimbalist