Quo Vadis

B+
November 05, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

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+

Quo Vadis

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
174 minutes
director
Mervyn LeRoy
Cast
Robert Taylor,
Deborah Kerr,
Peter Ustinov
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