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Title The sign of the cross [(DVD) videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; screenplay by Waldemar Young, Sidney Buckman ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2011]
℗1932
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 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Fiction  F SIG    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Universal Cinema classics.
System Details DVD ; NTSC ; Dobly digital 2.0 mono ; full frame 1.33:1.
Language Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
English dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles.
Credits Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Sidney Buckman.
Cast Fredric March, Elissa Landi, Claudette Colbert, Charles Laughton.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1932.
Based on the play by Wilson Barrett.
"From the archives: the theatrical re-release in 1944 was heavily edited due to the strict production code that had been enforced since 1934."
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary This struggle between Christian and pagan in ancient Rome thrills on the grand scale. The half-mad Emperor Nero delights in burning the city and blaming the fire on the Christians so he can slaughter them. In the midst of this, Rome's Prefect has the misfortune to fall in love with a Christian maiden and to be desired by Nero's powerful Empress, whom he spurns. The stage is thus set for a spectacular enactment of some of the most chilling events of all time.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Great Fire, Rome, Italy, 64 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Rome -- History -- Nero, 54-68 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre DVD-video discs.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Young, Waldemar, 1878-1938.
Buckman, Sid, 1904-
DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959.
March, Fredric, 1897-1975.
Landi, Elissa, 1904-1948.
Colbert, Claudette.
Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962.
Barrett, Wilson, 1848-1904. Sign of the Cross.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Sign of the Cross (Motion picture)
Standard No. 025192090998
Music No. 61117191 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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