- Director: Mervyn LeRoy; Anthony Mann
- Writer: John Lee Mahin; S.N. Behrman
- Producer: Sam Zimbalist
The campest epic ever made - and, it's rubbish...despite its 8 Oscar nominations.
Ustinov gives an utterly ridiculous performance.
Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia and falls in love with her. She is a Christian and doesn't want to have anything to do with a warrior. Though she grew up Roman, 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.