The oldest, and to my mind, the greatest of the Biblical era epics, Quo Vadis (1951) is playing on TCM on Sun, February 17, 2013 09:15 AM est.
Quo Vadis is a three hour epic based on Henryk Sienkiewicz Nobel Prize winning 1895 novel. It is set in the time of Nero and follows a Roman general (Robert Taylor) and a Christian hostage (Deborah Kerr) as well as the story of the mad emperor Nero and the patrician Petronius.
“Quo Vadis is a super-spectacle in all its meaning. That there are shortcomings [in this fourth version of the tale] even Metro must have recognized and ignored in consideration of the project’s scope. The captiousness about the story line, some of the players’ wooden performances in contrast to the scenery-chewing of Peter Ustinov (Nero), are part and parcel of any super-spectacular.” (Variety)
“This is one of those of those movies that when you get into film is talked about in almost mythical proportions. While I had always known about this movie when I got the chance to review it I jumped…..So, if you love movies, love cinema, love history… I highly recommend picking up or at the very least, watching Quo Vadis.” Review by Mushy