Quo Vadis Is on TCM Sunday February 17

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

About giraffe44

I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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