Robert Taylor plays Marcus Vinicius, commander of Rome's 14th Legion and in love with Lygia (Deborah Kerr), a member of the Christian sect accused of undermining Roman values. Peter Ustinov, wrapped in purple-robed petulance, is the all-powerful Nero. The destinies of these three and of the Empire play out in a tale whose visual highlights include the parade of triumphant legions, the burning of Rome and the martyrdom of Christmas before cheering, bread-and-circus throngs.
Deborah Kerr,Elizabeth Taylor,Leo Genn,Peter Ustinov,Robert Taylor,Sophia Loren
Epic screen account of the persecution of Christians in Nero's Rome. Best Picture Oscar nominee!