The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)
"Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeii" (original title)

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Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei.

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Well respected Pompeiian Glaucus performs an act of kindness by buying Nidia, a blind slave being mistreated by her owner. Nidia falls in love with her new master, but he only has eyes for Jone. Jone in turn is lusted after by Arbace, an Egyptian high priest of Isis. When Nidia beseeches Isis for help in capturing Glaucus' heart, Arbace gives her a "love" potion, which really will affect his mind and not his heart, thus opening the way to Jone for himself. When Arbace's disciple is murdered Glaucus finds himself in hot water, shortly after which Mt. Vesuvius erupts. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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13 August 1913 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Days of Pompeii  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Glaucus brings Jone back to her home, the inside of her house is shown with an open air atrium represented by a painted backdrop. We can tell it is a backdrop because the sun in hitting it in such a way that the shadow of other part of the set fall across it. See more »


Version of Jone o Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (1913) See more »


Sampson et Delila
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns (Saint-Saëns)
Arranged by Beatrice Jona Affron
Performed by Martha Koeneman
Excerpts in the 2000 alternate version score
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17 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

So many viewers don't like "Last Days Of Pompeii". Well, the only surprising aspect of that is that these people have even seen this movie. As a silent film fanatic, the generally less than stellar notices posted on the movie prevented me from shelling out the 24 dollars the DVD cost. Don't know why I paid attention to the reviews. All I can say is, I'm glad I finally got it, because this is a truly, truly great motion picture. The lead actress is absolutely brilliant, one of the greatest performances that I've *ever* seen; why she didn't go on to megasuccess is beyond me (although she likely was popular in her native Italy but it seems very little is known about her today), and director Mario Caserini is every bit the artist that the much more celebrated America filmmakers of the time were - and actually more talented than most. "The Last Days Of Pompeii" is simply a brilliant film. Find out for yourself.

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