Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis (1951)

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  • Genre: Drama, History, Romance
  • Release Date: 1951-11-08
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 384 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 51min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mervyn LeRoy
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After fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia, he begins to question the tyrannical leadership of the despotic emperor Nero.

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  • Robert Taylor

    as Marcus Vinicius
  • Deborah Kerr

    as Lygia
  • Leo Genn

    as Petronius
  • Peter Ustinov

    as Nero
  • Patricia Laffan

    as Poppaea
  • Finlay Currie

    as Peter
  • Abraham Sofaer

    as Paul
  • Marina Berti

    as Eunice
  • Buddy Baer

    as Ursus
  • Felix Aylmer

    as Plautius
  • Nora Swinburne

    as Pomponia
  • Ralph Truman

    as Tigellinus
  • Norman Wooland

    as Nerva
  • Peter Miles

    as Nazarius
  • Geoffrey Dunn

    as Terpnos
  • Nicholas Hannen

    as Seneca
  • D.A. Clarke-Smith

    as Phaon
  • Rosalie Crutchley

    as Acte
  • John Ruddock

    as Chilo
  • Arthur Walge

    as Croton
  • Elspeth March

    as Miriam
  • Strelsa Brown

    as Rufia
  • Alfredo Varelli

    as Lucan
  • Roberto Ottaviano

    as Flavius
  • William Tubbs

    as Anaxander
  • Pietro Tordi

    as Galba
  • Marika Aba

    as Dancer at Nero's Banquet (uncredited)
  • Adriano Ambrogi

    as Wine Bibber (uncredited)
  • Anna Arena

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Alfred Baillou

    as Christian Prisoner in Arena (uncredited)
  • Giacomo Barnas

    as Senator (uncredited)
  • Scott R. Beal

    as Fisherman (uncredited)
  • John Binns

    as Officer (uncredited)
  • Francesca Biondi

    as Slave Girl (uncredited)
  • Carlo Borelli

    as Noble (uncredited)
  • Leslie Bradley

    as Hasta (2nd Praetorian) (uncredited)
  • Alfred Brown

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Valentino Bruchi

    as Mirmillon (uncredited)
  • Dante Ciriaci

    as Wine Bibber (uncredited)
  • Frank Colson

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Adrienne Corri

    as Young Christian Girl (uncredited)
  • Luca Cortese

    as Old Man (uncredited)
  • David Craig

    as Little Boy (uncredited)
  • Daniel De Jonghe

    as Apostle (uncredited)
  • Liana Del Balzo

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Jack Del Rio

    as Apostle (uncredited)
  • Lia Di Leo

    as Pedicurist (uncredited)
  • Franco Fantasia

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Cesare Fasulo

    as Noble (uncredited)
  • Al Ferguson

    as Apostle (uncredited)
  • Enzo Fiermonte

    as Mounted Captain (uncredited)
  • Enrico Formichi

    as Man with Wine Cup (uncredited)
  • John Fostini

    as Young Unbaptized Man (uncredited)
  • Dino Galvani

    as Senator (uncredited)
  • Richard Garrick

    as Slave (uncredited)
  • Jack George

    as Fisherman (uncredited)
  • Carlo Ghisini

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Trudy Glassford

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Joan Griffiths

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Robin Hughes

    as Christ (voice) (uncredited)
  • Adam Jennette

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Philip Kieffer

    as Apostle (uncredited)
  • Gipsy Kiss

    as Slave Girl (uncredited)
  • Lee Kresel

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Richard Larke

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Sophia Loren

    as Lygia's Slave (uncredited)
  • Giovanni Lovatelli

    as Banquet Man (uncredited)
  • Helena Makowska

    as Older Woman (uncredited)
  • Anna Mancini

    as Nubian Slave Girl (uncredited)
  • Michael Mark

    as Fisherman (uncredited)
  • Clelia Matania

    as Parmenida (uncredited)
  • Richard McNamara

    as Legionnaire (uncredited)
  • Harriet Medin

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Dario Michaelis

    as Lydia's Guard (uncredited)
  • Ernesto Molinari

    as Fisherman (uncredited)
  • John Myhers

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Vincent Neptune

    as Apostle (uncredited)
  • Anna Maria Padoan

    as Young Unbaptized Woman (uncredited)
  • Louis Payne

    as Apostle (uncredited)
  • Walter Pidgeon

    as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Aldo Pini

    as Headkeeper (uncredited)
  • Alberto Plebani

    as Steward (uncredited)
  • Paola Quattrini

    as Crying Girl (uncredited)
  • Dino Raffaelli

    as Man (uncredited)
  • George Restivo

    as Apostle (uncredited)
  • Alfredo Rizzo

    as Hairdresser (uncredited)
  • Amerigo Santarelli

    as Guard Tying the Christians (uncredited)
  • Leonardo Scavino

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Alessandro Serbaroli

    as Officer (uncredited)
  • Bud Spencer

    as Imperial Guard (uncredited)
  • Raffaele Tana

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Taylor

    as Christian Prisoner in Arena (uncredited)
  • William Taylor

    as Guard Captain / Marcus' Guard (uncredited)
  • Michael Tor

    as Centurian (uncredited)
  • Giuseppe Tosi

    as Wrestler (uncredited)
  • Carlo Tricoli

    as Apostle (uncredited)
  • Renato Valente

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Scilla Vannucci

    as White Slave Girl (uncredited)
  • Giuseppe Varni

    as Hairdresser (uncredited)
  • Dianora Veiga

    as Slave Girl (uncredited)
  • Harry J. Vejar

    as Fisherman (uncredited)
  • Romilda Villani

    as Slave Girl (uncredited)
  • Maria Zanoli

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Christopher Lee

    as Chariot Driver (uncredited)
Writing Henryk Sienkiewicz Novel
Camera William V. Skall Director of Photography
Camera Robert Surtees Director of Photography
Writing Sonya Levien Screenplay
Production Sam Zimbalist Producer
Editing Ralph E. Winters Editor
Directing Mervyn LeRoy Director
Writing John Lee Mahin Screenplay
Writing S. N. Behrman Screenplay
Sound Miklós Rózsa Original Music Composer
Art Hugh Hunt Set Decoration
Art Edward C. Carfagno Art Direction
Production Irene Howard Casting
Art Elso Valentini Set Decoration
Production Mel Ballerino Casting
Art William A. Horning Art Direction
Art Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Crew Hugh Gray Additional Writing
Costume & Make-Up Charles E. Parker Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Joan Johnstone Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Sydney Guilaroff Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Herschel McCoy Costume Design
Crew Aurel Milloss Choreographer
Crew Marta Obolensky Choreographer
Writing Hugh Gray Lyricist
Sound Eugene Zador Orchestrator
Camera Arthur Lemming Assistant Camera
Camera George Pink Camera Operator
Camera John Schmitz Camera Operator
Crew Nuno Salvação Barreto Stunts
Crew Alfred Schneider Stunt Coordinator
Crew A. Arnold Gillespie Special Effects
Crew Tom Howard Special Effects
Crew Donald Jahraus Special Effects
Crew Belita Pechtl Klant Stunts
Crew Jean Michon Stunts
Sound Douglas Shearer Sound Recordist
Sound Piero Cavazzuti Assistant Sound Designer
Sound Robert B. Lee Sound
Sound George G. Schneider Sound
Art Al Goodman Set Designer
Art Italo Tomassi Set Designer
Directing Peter Bolton Assistant Director
Directing Sergio Leone Second Unit Director
Directing Anthony Mann Second Assistant Director