Quo Vadis 1951

Returning from a military campaign abroad, General Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor) discovers that a new religion has taken hold in Rome: Christianity. When Vinicius encounters Lygia (Deborah Kerr), a follower  of the strange religion, he quickly becomes smitten and tries to win her  affections. Lygia is reluctant due to their differing beliefs. Complicating matters is the crazed Emperor Nero (Peter Ustinov), who blames the Christians for his own burning of Rome, beginning a wave of persecution.
Release date: December 25, 1951 (USA)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Music composed by: Miklós Rózsa
Story by: Henryk Sienkiewicz
Screenplay: John Lee Mahin, S. N. Behrman, Sonya Levien