The Sign of the Cross (1932)

U 11/30/1932 (US) DramaHistory 2h 4m

A picture which will proudly lead all the entertainments the world has ever seen

Overview

After burning Rome, Emperor Nero decides to blame the Christians, and issues the edict that they are all to be caught and sent to the arena. Two old Christians are caught, and about to be hauled off, when Marcus, the highest military official in Rome, comes upon them. When he sees their stepdaughter Mercia, he instantly falls in love with her and frees them. Marcus pursues Mercia, which gets him into trouble with Emperor (for being easy on Christians) and with the Empress, who loves him and is jealous.

  1. Cecil B. DeMille

    Director

  2. Sidney Buchman

    Screenplay

  3. Waldemar Young

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Fredric March

    Fredric March

    Marcus Superbus - Prefect of Rome

  2. Elissa Landi

    Elissa Landi

    Mercia

  3. Claudette Colbert

    Claudette Colbert

    Empress Poppaea

  4. Charles Laughton

    Charles Laughton

    Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar

  5. Ian Keith

    Ian Keith

    Tigellinus

  6. Arthur Hohl

    Arthur Hohl

    Titus

  7. Harry Beresford

    Harry Beresford

    Favius Fontelas

  8. Tommy Conlon

    Tommy Conlon

    Stephan

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Full Cast & Crew

The Sign of the Cross
The Sign of the Cross

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -

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