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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Robert Taylor
Deborah Kerr
Peter Ustinov
Leo Genn
Directors
Mervyn LeRoy
Screenwriters
S N Behrman
Sonia Levien
Running Time
171 minutes

Quo Vadis
Epic Roman drama


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Plot
When General Marcus Vinicius returns to Rome from battle, he falls in love with Lygia, an adopted daughter of a fellow general, but effectively a hostage. When she is presented to him as a gift, he discovers she is in secret a Christian. When Emperor Nero decides all Christians must be thrown to the lions, it is up to Marcus to save Lygia and her family, and in so doing discover that Rome is in need of a soul.


Verdict
Enough large-scale spectacle scenes to outweigh the inevitable religiose sludge that creeps in between them


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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