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The Christian Martyrs (1909)

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A romantic tragedy of early Rome, the story woven around the life of the Empress Faustina, the mother of Nero. She was a corrupt and voluptuous queen, who knew no law but to break it, ... See full summary »

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Hobart Bosworth
Betty Harte
Robert Z. Leonard
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A romantic tragedy of early Rome, the story woven around the life of the Empress Faustina, the mother of Nero. She was a corrupt and voluptuous queen, who knew no law but to break it, obeyed no will except her own, and at the period of her life when occur the scenes of our present picture, she was thirty-five years of age, and madly infatuated with a handsome Roman soldier, Flavian Gato. He was a general in the Queen's service, and our opening scene shows Faustina in her magnificent pleasure craft, drifting down the Tiber to meet her lover upon his return from the wars. Flavian has prepared a feast for the Empress, and we are present at the revels, a faithful reproduction of life in Rome nearly two thousand years ago. After Faustina's departure, Flavian regales his Roman friends with a description of his battles. A slave girl, Naodamia, enters with a flagon of wine, and Flavian sees her for the first time; he becomes enamored of the girl's beauty and innocence, dismisses his followers... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 December 1909 (USA)  »

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As a Christmas picture this has merit
9 February 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A strongly dramatic picture dealing with events in Roman times, when it was almost a death warrant to be known as a Christian. The story is based upon the love of a noble Roman citizen for a Christian slave girl, and the jealousy of a Roman woman, an empress, who has the girl given to the lions. All this is worked out in accordance with the best information obtainable of the times and what occurred while they were in progress. The realistic scenery in the arena and the horror of what it means are rather trying, though if one can divorce one's self from the impression that it is real it can be looked upon merely as a picture, and as such is marvelous. The fidelity with which it has been worked out and that indefinable something which cannot be described, but can be felt, is sufficient to cause one to stop and think what it might have meant to be a Christian in those days. As a Christmas picture this has merit because it graphically represents the contrast after the passage of 2,000 years. - The Moving Picture World, January 8, 1910


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