Year of Release: 1951
Rated: Not Rated
Director(s): Mervyn LeRoy and Anthony Mann
Approx. Running Time: 170 minutes
My Rating: 1 Star (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
ROME BURNS, NERO FIDDLES,
Quo Vadis is a question and an answer. It's latin for "Where are you going?" And it's the answer to where moviegoers were going in 1951. This big-budget spectacular of ancient Rome (recipient of eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture) was the year's #1 box-office hit and its stuido's biggest success since Gone With The Wind.
Robert Taylor plays Marcus Vinicius, commander of Rome's 14th Legion and in love with Lygia (Deborah Kerr), a member of the Christian sect accused of undermining Roman values. Peter Ustinov, wrapped in purple-robed petulance, is the all-powerful Nero. The destinies of these three and of the Empire play out in a tale whose visual highlights include the parade of triumphant legions, the burning of Rome and the martyrdom of Christians before cheering, bread-and-circus throngs.
Long. Boring. Obnoxious. Crap. Don't bother.
Not Rated (MPAA)
1950's (Year Of Release)