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The Way of the Cross (1909)

A story of ancient Rome. The scene of this story is laid in Rome in the days of Nero. Rome has recently suffered conflagrations and other disasters, and Nero, hoping to divert the public ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Stuart Blackton

Writer:

Madison C. Peters (scenario) (as Rev. Madison C. Peters)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rose Tapley
Maurice Costello
William Humphrey
Edith Storey
Stuart Holmes
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A story of ancient Rome. The scene of this story is laid in Rome in the days of Nero. Rome has recently suffered conflagrations and other disasters, and Nero, hoping to divert the public wrath from his own misconduct, has encouraged the persecution of the growing sect of Christians. Valerius, the hero of the story, is a young Roman officer of a better nature than the people with whom he is thrown in contact. Leah, the heroine, is a beautiful young woman, and one of the leading spirits of a band of Christians. In the opening scene of the picture we see Leah, the heroine, and the Christian band being roughly treated by the mob in the streets of Rome. The scene then changes to the interior of a Roman house where the hero, Valerius, and a number of loose Roman men and women are drinking and gambling. Valerius is thoughtful and becomes disgusted with the life he is leading. He leaves the scene of dissipation in spite of the protests of Gallia, a courtesan, who is in love with him, and goes... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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religion | biblical | See All (2) »

Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

21 August 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Way of the Cross; or, a Story of Ancient Rome See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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