The fall of the Roman Empire
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Marcus Aurelius Antonius is philosopher-emperor of Rome who summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior. He ultimately neglects to deal with all symptoms of unrest and banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities.

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Commodus, Emperor of Rome, 161-192 -- Fiction.
Emperors -- Rome -- Fiction.
Emperors -- Succession -- Rome -- Fiction.
Lucilla, Annia Aurelia Galeria, Empress, consort of Lucius Verus, Emperor of Rome, 150-182 -- Fiction.
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180 -- Fiction.
Rome -- History -- Commodus, 180-192 -- Fiction.
Action and adventure films.
Epic films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Other Authors:
Barzman, Ben.
Boyd, Stephen, 1931-1977.
Bronston, Samuel.
Ferrer, Mel.
Franchina, Basilio, 1914-2003
Genius Products, Inc.
Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000.
Ireland, John, 1914-1992.
Loren, Sophia, 1934-
Mann, Anthony, 1906-1967.
Mason, James, 1909-1984.
Plummer, Christopher.
Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989.
Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc.
Sharif, Omar, 1932-2015
Tiomkin, Dimitri, 1894-1979.
Weinstein Company.
Yordan, Philip.
Two-disc deluxe ed.
Publisher, Date:
[New York, NY] : Weinstein Company ; Santa Monica : Distributed by Genius Products, [2008]
2 videodiscs (185 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
Music, Dimitri Tiomkin ; production designers, Colasanti, Moore.
Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, John Ireland, Mel Ferrer, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital, digitally remastered.
For private home use only.
English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Golden Globes, USA, 1965: Golden Globe - Best Original Score (Dimitri Tiomkin)
Digital video disc.
Special features: Disc 1: Feature commentary with Bill Bronston (son of producer Samuel Bronston) and Mel Martin (biographer of Samuel Bronston); Rome in Madrid: 1964 promotional film; original theatrical trailer; filmographies; still gallery ; Disc 2: "The rise and fall of an epic production:" the making of the film; "The rise and fall of an empire:" an historical look at the real Roman Empire; Hollywood vs. History: an historical analysis; Dimitri Tiomkin: scoring the Roman Empire.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
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