The Fall of the Roman Empire (movie)

1964 American epic film by Anthony Mann

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) is an historical movie starring Stephen Boyd, Christopher Plummer, Sophia Loren, and Alec Guinness. It is about ancient Roman history. It is sometimes considered the last of the big-budget peplum movies.

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Commodus (Christopher Plummer) is disinherited by his father Marcus Aurelius (Alec Guiness), by adopting a step-son, his favorite general Livius (Stephen Boyd). As a result, Commodus murders his father, and becomes emperor and rules as a tyrant.

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