Quo Vadis? (1951)
1 Sheet Movie Poster
Condition: Near mint
Dimension: 27" x 41"
Genre: Religious Drama
- One Sheet
- Reissued in 1964
This is a SS or Single-sided one sheet movie poster
that has printing on the front side only.
This movie art item is an authentic original piece - the same item
that is used in actual movie theaters. Original movie art items are valued by
collectors worldwide and can increase in value over time.
Originally advertised as "Colossal Quo Vadis," this
opulent MGM production is far and away the most elaborate of the many versions
of Henryk Sienkiewicz's novel. The plot, as always, concerns the romance between
a beautiful early Christian woman (Deborah Kerr) and the initially agnostic
Roman soldier Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor). This love story is laid against
the larger intrigues of the debauched emperor Nero (Peter Ustinov), who hopes to
gain immortality by destroying Rome with a fire and remaking it in his own
image. Part of Nero's master plan is the elimination of the Christian "threat,"
leading to the climactic lion picnics in the arena. In spite of the many more
celebrated highlights (the burning of Rome, the rescue of Lygia [Deborah Kerr]
from a rampaging bull, the upside-down crucifixion of Simon Peter), the scene
that remains most vivid in the memory is the posthumous "final insult" delivered
to Nero by his contemptuous former aide Petronius (Leo Genn). Sophia Loren can
be briefly spotted as an extra during one of the crowd scene
Cast: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov,
Leo Genn, Patricia Laffan, Finlay Currie, Abraham Sofaer, Marina Berti;
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy