Vitellius and Heliogabalus (1910)

Vitellius (original title)
This masterful production personifies the evil of two of the cardinal sins, lust and gluttony. The first of these is shown in the fate of the Emperor Vitellius who fell in love with the ... See full summary »

Director:

Henri Pouctal

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Cast

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Polin
Julien Clément Julien Clément ... (as Clément)
Madeleine Guitty
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This masterful production personifies the evil of two of the cardinal sins, lust and gluttony. The first of these is shown in the fate of the Emperor Vitellius who fell in love with the vestal who was considered the most beautiful and holy of all. He makes known his desire to have her, but the chief of the church vehemently denies him. Whereupon Vitellius, young and impetuous, determines to take her by force. He sends a small detachment of soldiers, who break into the room where the vestal is at prayer, the men with drawn swords storm into the sacred precincts and carry off the vestal. She is taken to the Emperor's palace, where an orgy characteristic of his reign is in progress. She shrinks in horror from the scene that confronts her, but the will of Vitellius cannot now be gainsaid. The news of the Emperor's action has reached the head of the church in the meantime, and that old dignitary spreads the alarm far and wide. The people are thoroughly aroused at the fate that they now ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama | History

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Country:

France

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1910 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vitellius and Heliogabalus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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