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Quo vadis / M-G-M presents a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay by John Lee Mahin and S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien ; directed by Mervyn LeRoy.

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Barry Lawrence Regional Library System.

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Barry Lawrence - Cassville Library DVD (Text) 37884102919317 DVD Checked out 03/10/2020

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General Note:
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features: Disc one: Movie part one; theatrical trailers. Disc two: Movie part two; "In the beginning: Quo Vadis and the genesis of the Biblical epic" new featurette; commentary by critic/film historian F.X. Feeney; original roadshow overture and exit music rejoined to the film.
Participant or Performer Note:
Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov.
Summary, etc.:
Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets and falls in love with the devout Christian, Lygia. She doesn't want to have anything to do with the warrior. Though Lygia grew up Roman, and as the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia is not happy about this situation, but she falls in love with Marcus anyway. Meanwhile, Nero's atrocities get more outrageous. When he burns Rome and blames the Christians, Marcus goes off to save Lygia and her family. Nero captures them and all other Christians. He decides to make a sport of it by throwing them to the lions.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.
Language Note:
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French, Japanese or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Nero, Emperor of Rome, 37-68 > Drama.
Generals > Italy > Rome > Drama.
Persecution > Italy > Rome > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Italy > Rome > Drama.
Church history > Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Rome > History > Nero, 54-68 > Drama.
Genre: Historical films.
Epic films.
Feature films.

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