The Sign of the Cross

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The Sign of the Cross

arena ancient rome empress pre-code nero 1st century

The Sign of the Cross

Release Date: November 30, 1932

Year    :   1932
Slogan    :   «A picture which will proudly lead all the entertainments the world has ever seen»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Paramount
Director    :   Cecil B. DeMille
Producers    :   Cecil B. DeMille, Roy Burns
Writers    :   Waldemar Young, Sidney Buchman, Wilson Barrett
RunTime    :   124 mins.

After burning Rome, Emperor Nero decides to blame the Christians, and issues the edict that they are all to be caught and sent to the arena. Two old Christians are caught, and about to be hauled off, when Marcus, the highest military official in Rome, comes upon them. When he sees their stepdaughter Mercia, he instantly falls in love with her and frees them. Marcus pursues Mercia, which gets him into trouble with Emperor (for being easy on Christians) and with the Empress, who loves him and is jealous.




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