After many years away at battle conquering other nations Marcus returns to Rome and meets a young Christian hostage. He falls for her but she rebuffs his advances because of his warrior background and her newly found religion of Christianity. He gradually realises that she has a real devotion to this new religion. Meanwhile Nero’s wife Poppaea (Patricia Laffan) has her own eye on Marcus and Nero’s insanity leads him to burn Rome to get inspiration to write more beautiful songs and blame the Christians.
Charles E Parker was the makeup supervisor.
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