The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

The Fall Of The Roman Empire (1964)

2h. 59min. // The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor’s son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.


Directed by: Anthony Mann

Writing Credits: Ben Barzman (screenplay), Basilio Franchina (screenplay)Philip Yordan (screenplay)

Starring: Sophia Loren (as Lucilla), Stephen Boyd (as Livius)Alec Guinness (as Marcus Aurelius)James Mason (as Timonides)Christopher Plummer (as Commodus), Anthony Quayle (as Verulus)John Ireland (as Ballomar)Omar Sharif (as Sohamus) and Mel Ferrer (as Cleander)


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WON. Golden Globes, USA 1965. Best Original Score. Dimitri Tiomkin.

NOMINATED. Academy Awards, USA 1965. Best Music, Substantially Original Score. Dimitri Tiomkin.

NOMINATED. International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2012. Best Archival Re-Recording of an Existing Score. Dimitri Tiomkin.


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Alec Guinness, Sophia Loren, and Stephen Boyd in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Christopher Plummer in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)


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