|Cecil B. DeMille Director||previously directed The Squaw Man|
|Mitchell Leisen Assisstant Director|
Nero has burned Rome but decides to blame the Christians for it as he feels they are a threat to his absolute rule. They are all to be sacrificed in a bloody spectacle, but one of his generals falls in love with a Christian and Queen Poppaea loves him
The scene of Queen Poppaea (Claudette Colbert) bathing in a marble pool filled with asses' milk came to be regarded as a top example of Hollywood decadence prior to the enforcement of the Hays Production Code.
Dacia, you're a butterfly with the sting of a wasp. Take off your clothes. Get in here and tell me all about it.
|Fredric March||Marcus Superbusia|
|Claudette Colbert||Empress Poppaea|
|Charles Laughton||Emperor Nero|
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