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THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

12:30

Thursday, February 26

(1932, Cecil B. DeMille) Emperor’s mistress Claudette Colbert bathes in asses’s milk; virginal Christian Elissa Landi shrinks from often-cut “Dance of the Naked Moon”; pagan Fredric March races his chariot through the teeming Roman streets; while Laughton’s campy Nero chortles while Rome burns and salivates over “delicious debauchery.” Restored uncut, uncensored version. Approx. 124 min. 35mm

Reviews

"One of the sexiest pre-Code films of its era! A definite must-see on the big, silver screen! Laughton dominates this film… audiences had no choice but to succumb to his magnificently monstrous presence.”
– David Noh, Gay City News