This florid spectacle of decadent ancient Rome had everything epic-maker Cecil B. DeMille's flesh-pleasuring eye could envision: beautiful virgins panting after lusty Roman soldiers, a nutcase emperor, a sluttish empress, and endless Christians to feed to starving lions. The story is
relatively simple. Fredric March, the handsome, dashing Prefect of Rome, spots the beautiful Elissa Landi and desires her, but his carnal ambitions are dashed when he discovers she is a Christian and will have nothing to do with his pagan ways. To humiliate Landi, March orders her to live with a
notorious lesbian, played by Joyzelle, but Joyzelle has no more luck in wooing Landi than h...