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The sign of the cross

Author: Cecil B DeMilleWaldemar YoungSidney BuchmanKarl StrussMitchell LeisenAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2006.
Series: The Cecil B. DeMille collection; Cecil B. DeMille collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the year 64 C.E., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero torches Rome, and is advised to blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress, Poppaea, learns that she has a rival for Marcus' affections, she conspires to send all Christians to a chilling death.
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Nero, Emperor of Rome; Wilson Barrett; Wilson Barrett; Nero, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cecil B DeMille; Waldemar Young; Sidney Buchman; Karl Struss; Mitchell Leisen; Fredric March; Elissa Landi; Claudette Colbert; Charles Laughton; Wilson Barrett; Paramount Productions.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm); David & Lucile Packard Foundation.; UCLA Film and Television Archive.
ISBN: 1417076100 9781417076109
OCLC Number: 80018848
Language Note: In English, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French ; English SDH for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Notes: DVD release of the 1932 motion picture.
From the play by Wilson Barrett.
The full length original version of Cecil B. DeMille's The Sign of the Cross has been preserved by the UCLA Film and Television Archive ; funding by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Cecil B. DeMIlle Estate.
Credits: Photographed by Karl Struss ; costumes by Mitchell Leisen.
Cast: Fredric March (Marcus), Elissa Landi (Mercia), Claudette Colbert (Poppaea), Charles Laughton (Nero).
Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; fullscreen presentation ; 1:33:1 ; Dolby digital 2.0 mono (English).
Series Title: The Cecil B. DeMille collection; Cecil B. DeMille collection.
Responsibility: Paramount presents Cecil B. De Mille's production ; directed by Cecil B. De Mille ; screen play by Waldemar Young and Sidney Buchman.

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In the year 64 C.E., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero torches Rome, and is advised to blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress, Poppaea, learns that she has a rival for Marcus' affections, she conspires to send all Christians to a chilling death.

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