The Sign of the Cross (1932)

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.

Directing:
  • Cecil B. DeMille

Writing:
  • Sidney Buchman
  • Waldemar Young
  • Wilson Barrett

Stars:
Release Date: 1932-11-30
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 124
John Carradine
John Carradin...
Christian Martyr / Gladiator Leader / Voice in Coliseum Mob (uncredited)
Arthur Hohl
Arthur Hohl
Titus
Nat Pendleton
Nat Pendleton
Strabo
Fredric March
Fredric March
Marcus Superbus - Prefect of Rome
Arthur Shields
Arthur Shield...
Chaplain Costello (1944 Re-Release Prologue) (uncredited)
Charles Laughton
Charles Laugh...
Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar
Ian Keith
Ian Keith
Tigellinus
Ferdinand Gottschalk
Ferdinand Got...
Glabrio
Sally Rand
Sally Rand
Crocodiles' Victim (uncredited)
William V. Mong
William V. Mo...
Licinius
Claudette Colbert
Claudette Col...
Empress Poppaea
Dave O'Brien
Dave O'Brien
Christian on Stairway (uncredited)
Tom Tully
Tom Tully
Hoboken (1944 Re-Release Prologue) (uncredited)
Elissa Landi
Elissa Landi
Mercia
Harry Beresford
Harry Beresfo...
Favius Fontelas
Joyzelle Joyner
Joyzelle Joyn...
Ancaria
Richard Alexander
Richard Alexa...
Viturius
Clarence Burton
Clarence Burt...
Servillius
Charles Middleton
Charles Middl...
Tyros
Henry Brandon
Henry Brandon
Colosseum Spectator (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore
Lionel Belmor...
Bettor of 300 Silver
Tommy Conlon
Tommy Conlon
Stephan
Vivian Tobin
Vivian Tobin
Dacia
Robert Seiter
Robert Seiter
Philodemus
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