Marcus Aurelius Antonius, philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. Lucilla marries Sohamus of Armenia. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior, neglecting all symptoms of unrest while banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities: Livius, Lucilla, Timonides the Greek.

    • Rent $3.99

Trailers

Trailer

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings

100% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.4/10
  • Fresh 11
  • Rotten 0

Critics Consensus:

Information

Studio
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1964 By Paramount Pictures Corp. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

Artists in This Movie

Viewers Also Bought

Movies in Drama