The Sign of the Cross: After burning Rome, Emperor Nero decides to blame the Christians, and issues the edict that they are all to be caught and sent to the arena. Two old Christians are caught, and about to be hauled off, when Marcus, the highest military official in Rome, comes upon them. When he sees their stepdaughter Mercia, he instantly falls in love with her and frees them. Marcus pursues Mercia, which gets him into trouble with Emperor (for being easy on Christians) and with the Empress, who loves him and is jealous.
Released: November 30, 1932
Runtime: 108 mins
Actors: Angelo Rossitto Arthur Hohl Arthur Shields Carol Holloway Charles Laughton Charles Middleton Clarence Burton Claudette Colbert Dave O’Brien Dorothy Granger Edward LeSaint Elissa Landi Ethel Wales Ferdinand Gottschalk Florence Turner Fredric March George Bruggeman Gertrude Norman Hal Price Harry Beresford Henry Brandon Horace B Carpenter Ian Keith James Millican Jerome Storm Joe Bonomo Joel Allen John Carradine John James Joyzelle Joyner Kent Taylor Lane Chandler Lillian Leighton Lionel Belmore Marjorie Bonner Mischa Auer Nat Pendleton Oliver Thorndike Otto Lederer Richard Alexander Robert Seiter Ruth Clifford Sally Rand Stanley Ridges Tom Ricketts Tom Tully Tommy Conlon True Boardman Vivian Tobin Wedgwood Nowell Wilfred Lucas William Forrest William H O’Brien William V Mong Wynne Gibson Ynez Seabury