Quo Vadis

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Nominated for eight Oscars (including “Best Picture”) Quo Vadis is the powerful story of a Roman soldier whose romance with a beautiful woman puts him at deadly odds with Emperor Nero. Robert Taylor plays Marcus Vinicius, commander of Rome's 14th... read more
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Nominated for eight Oscars (including “Best Picture”) Quo Vadis is the powerful story of a Roman soldier whose romance with a beautiful woman puts him at deadly odds with Emperor Nero. Robert Taylor plays Marcus Vinicius, commander of Rome's 14th Legion and in love with Lygia (Oscar winner Deborah Kerr), a member of the Christian sect accused of undermining Roman values. Oscar winner 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 Christmas before cheering, bread-and-circus throngs. Based on the classic novel by Henry Sienkiewicz and directed by Oscar-winner director/producer Mervyn LeRoy (The Wizard of Oz, Little Caesar), film fans will also want to be on the lookout for cameos by screen icons Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren.

Original Release

12/25/1951

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1952 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Cinematography, Color Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Costume Design, Color Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
1952 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1952 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Won
1952 Golden Globe Best Cinematography - Color Won
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