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    The Sign of the Cross

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    The Sign of the Cross (1932)
    Run time2h02m
    GenreHistory-based drama
    Directed byCecil B. DeMille
    Written byWaldemar Young, Wilson Barrett
    CompanyParamount PicturesParamount PicturesParamount Pictures
    One review5.0


    After Emperor Nero (Charles Laughton) blames the Christians for burning Rome, he orders that they be sent to the Colosseum. While rounding them up, military leader Marcus Superbus (Fredric March) meets pretty young Mercia (Elissa Landi), who begs him to free her stepfather, Titus (Arthur Hohl). Marcus does so with the hope of seducing her but is unsuccessful. Empress Poppaea (Claudette Colbert), who has her eye on Marcus, soon learns of Mercia and, out of jealousy, orders her fed to the lions.


    Fredric March
    Elissa Landi
    Claudette Colbert
    Charles Laughton
    Mischa Auer
    Tom Tully
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