Marcus Vinicius, commander of the victorious Roman army, betrays his emperor by falling in love with the hostage daughter of a Christian king. In a spectacular scene, Nero sets fire to the city but blames and persecutes Christians for the blaze. Vinicius must use all his wit and courage to avoid being fed to the lions.
Starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn
Director Mervyn LeRoy