Quinn is the murderer and thief pardoned in place of Christ. He wrings every emotion out as he is trapped in a mine collapse, stoned, fights a gladiator, and escapes death by cross, arrow, and lions. It's technically good but terribly long, and Fry's screenplay seems to have been written
under the influence of too much capuccino. Lots of spectacular sequences including the burning of Rome (always popular in these kinds of epics), the arena, sweating in the sulphur mines, etc. Director Fleischer earns his money in this one. Sort of an all-star-cast, which means not quite as big a
roster of names as Irwin Allen usually offers. Silvana Mangano (wife of the producer) i...