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The 18 Feb 1922 Exhibitors Herald reported that Nero was filmed at Fox Film's studio in Rome, ... More Less

The 18 Feb 1922 Exhibitors Herald reported that Nero was filmed at Fox Film's studio in Rome, Italy. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
18 Feb 1922
p. 58.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 September 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 22 May 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 September 1922
Copyright Number:
LP19072
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
11,500
Length(in reels):
12
Countries:
United States, Italy
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

This is a spectacle based on the history of the Roman Empire in the reign of Nero. The story deals with the tyrant's rise to power; his infatuation with Princess Marcia, a young Christian girl; her romance with Horatius, a young Roman soldier who saves her from Nero; and Nero's downfall and death through the plottings of his consort, the Empress Poppaea. Spectacular scenes include portrayal of the Circus Maximus, chariot races, martyrdom of the Christians, the burning of Rome, and the charge of the Roman legionnaires, who rescue Rome and eliminate ... +


This is a spectacle based on the history of the Roman Empire in the reign of Nero. The story deals with the tyrant's rise to power; his infatuation with Princess Marcia, a young Christian girl; her romance with Horatius, a young Roman soldier who saves her from Nero; and Nero's downfall and death through the plottings of his consort, the Empress Poppaea. Spectacular scenes include portrayal of the Circus Maximus, chariot races, martyrdom of the Christians, the burning of Rome, and the charge of the Roman legionnaires, who rescue Rome and eliminate Nero. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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