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The sign of the cross

Author: Waldemar YoungSid BuckmanCecil B DeMilleFredric MarchElissa LandiAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2011]
Series: Universal Cinema classics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This struggle between Christian and pagan in ancient Rome thrills on the grand scale. The half-mad Emperor Nero delights in burning the city and blaming the fire on the Christians so he can slaughter them. In the midst of this, Rome's Prefect has the misfortune to fall in love with a Christian maiden and to be desired by Nero's powerful Empress, whom he spurns. The stage is thus set for a spectacular enactment of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Waldemar Young; Sid Buckman; Cecil B DeMille; Fredric March; Elissa Landi; Claudette Colbert; Charles Laughton; Wilson Barrett; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing. English dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles.
OCLC Number: 733818865
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1932.
Based on the play by Wilson Barrett.
"From the archives: the theatrical re-release in 1944 was heavily edited due to the strict production code that had been enforced since 1934."
Cast: Fredric March, Elissa Landi, Claudette Colbert, Charles Laughton.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, full frame 1.33:1, Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
Series Title: Universal Cinema classics.
Other Titles: Sign of the Cross (Motion picture : 1932)
Responsibility: screenplay by Waldemar Young, Sidney Buckman ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Abstract:

This struggle between Christian and pagan in ancient Rome thrills on the grand scale. The half-mad Emperor Nero delights in burning the city and blaming the fire on the Christians so he can slaughter them. In the midst of this, Rome's Prefect has the misfortune to fall in love with a Christian maiden and to be desired by Nero's powerful Empress, whom he spurns. The stage is thus set for a spectacular enactment of some of the most chilling events of all time.
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