The Last Days of Pompeii
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The Last Days of Pompeii
RKO Radio's spectacular production The Last Days of Pompeii utilizes the title but precious little else of the famous Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton historical novel (at least the film admits as much in the opening credits). Preston S. Foster stars as Marcus, a happy-go-lucky Ancient Roman blacksmith who is plunged into the depths of despair when his wife and child are killed by a hit-and-run chariot. Undergoing a radical personality change, Marcus becomes obsessed with money and prestige, and to achieve these he becomes a mighty gladiator. While on a visit to Judea, Marcus takes orphaned boy… More

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"Pulpy sword and sandal film, whose highlight is filming the eruption of Vesuvius."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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