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Quo Vadis

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Quo Vadis

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
174 minutes
performer:
Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov
director:
Mervyn LeRoy
author:
77188, 78136, 68309
genre:
Romance, Drama

We gave it a B+

Kick-starting an era of swords, sandals, and scantily clad slave girls, Mervyn LeRoy’s gorgeously gaudy Quo Vadis details Rome under Nero (Ustinov) as he persecutes Christians and burns his city. Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr round out a cast of, literally, thousands (30,000!) in an epic that, according to exhaustive EXTRAS (like critic F.X. Feeney’s commentary), was almost directed by John Huston. Forget Gladiator; this is the quintessential historical spectacle. B+

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