Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

Director: Anthony Mann Cast: LeRoy
, Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
, Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
, Leo Genn
Leo Genn
Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

Director: Anthony Mann Cast: LeRoy
, Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
, Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
, Leo Genn
Leo Genn
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Originally advertised as "Colossal Quo Vadis," this opulent MGM production is far and away the most elaborate of the many versions of Henryk Sienkiewicz's novel. The plot, as always, concerns the romance between a beautiful early Christian woman (Deborah Kerr) and the initially agnostic Roman soldier Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor). This love story is laid against the larger intrigues of the debauched emperor Nero (Peter Ustinov), who hopes to gain immortality by destroying Rome with a fire and remaking it in his own image. Part of Nero's master plan is the elimination of the Christian "threat," leading to the climactic lion picnics in the arena. In spite of the many more celebrated highlights (the burning of Rome, the rescue of Lygia [Deborah Kerr] from a rampaging bull, the upside-down crucifixion of Simon Peter), the scene that remains most vivid in the memory is the posthumous "final insult" delivered to Nero by his contemptuous former aide Petronius (Leo Genn). Sophia Loren can be briefly spotted as an extra during one of the crowd scenes.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2008
UPC: 4897007031726
Original Release: 1951
Source: Castaway Pictures
Region Code: A
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Language: English
Time: 2:51:00
Sales rank: 4,262

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Deborah Kerr Ligia
Peter Ustinov Neron
Leo Genn Petroniusz
Patricia Laffan Poppea Sabina
Finlay Currie Piotr
Abraham Sofaer Paul
Marina Berti Eunice
Buddy Baer Ursus
Felix Aylmer Plautius
Nora Swinburne Pomponia
Ralph Truman Tigellinus
Norman Wooland Nerva
Peter Miles Nazarius
Geoffrey Dunn Terpnos
Nicholas Hannen Seneca
D.A. Clarke-Smith Phaon
Rosalie Crutchley Acte
John Ruddock Chilo
Arthur Walge Croton
Elspeth March Miriam
Strelsa Brown Rufia,Undetermined Role,Undetermined Role
Alfredo Varelli Lucan
Roberto Ottaviano Flavius
William Tubbs Anaxander
Pietro Tordi Galba
Lia DeLeo Pedicurist
Sophia Loren Extra
Elizabeth Taylor Guest,Actor
Walter Pidgeon Narrator,Narrator
Marika Aba Dancer - Assyrian Dance at Nero's Banquet
Adriano Ambrogi Wine Bibber
Anna Arena Undetermined Role
Alfred Baillou Christian Prisoner in Arena
Giacomo Barnas Senator
Scott R. Beal Fisherman
John Binns Officer
Francesca Biondi Slave Girl
Alice Bishop-Skinner Serving Woman
Carlo Borelli Noble
Leslie Bradley Hasta - 2nd Praetorian
Valentino Bruchi Mirmillon
Adrienne Corri Actor
Richard Miles Actor
Miklós Rózsa Composer

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director
John Lee Mahin Screenwriter
S.N. Behrman Screenwriter
Sonya Levien Screenwriter
Sam Zimbalist Producer
A. Arnold Gillespie Special Effects
Thomas Hayward Special Effects
Donald Jarnhaus Special Effects
Anthony Mann Director
Hugh Gray Screenwriter
Douglas Shearer Sound Effects
Piero Cavazzuti Sound Effects
Robert B. Lee Sound Effects
S.N. Behrmann Screenwriter
Donald Jahraus Special Effects
Tom Howard Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Qvo Vadis
1. Emperor Nero the Monster [26:18]
2. The Triumphant March [28:45]
3. Choice Between Faith and Love [28:03]
Disc #2 -- Qvo Vadis
1. Rome Is on Fire [29:37]
2. To Die As Martyrs [28:14]
3. Rome Is Yours Again [26:06]
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