Three Years in the Making! Thousands in the Cast! Filmed in Rome!
A fierce Roman general becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.
171 min, UK:166 min
1.37 : 1
Drama, History, Romance
Christian, Nero, General, Emperor, Lion
Epic, Historical Film
Historical Epic, Religious Epic, Sword-and-Sandal
Star-Crossed Lovers, Heroic Mission, Crowned Heads, Rise To Power
Passionate, Lavish, Forceful, Sweeping, Earnest
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3
Country Of Origin
Quo Vadis (a Latin phrase meaning "Where are you going?") is a 1951 American epic film made by MGM in Technicolor. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sam Zimbalist, from a screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S. N. Behrman and Sonya Levien, adapted from the classic novel Quo Vadis (1896) by Henryk Sienkiewicz. The novel had previously been made into an Italian film Quo Vadis (1924). The music score was by Miklós Rózsa and the cinematography by Robert Surtees and William V. Skall. The title refers to an incident in the apocryphal Acts of Peter; see Quo vadis?.
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