The Sign of the Cross
The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Director Cecil B. DeMille returned to Paramount Pictures for this typically epic production, which became his first box office hit after the close of the silent era. Fredric March stars as Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus, a noble military… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1932
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Cast is uniformly good, but only one exceptional performance is registered. That's Laughton's.

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Bryant Frazer
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The film's generous helpings of sex and violence are overwhelmed by its general air of condescension and phony piety.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Not for people with scruples.

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It wasn't great when it was first released and it's definitely not improved since.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

The Caligula of its day.

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Veronique Kwak
"the sign of the cross" is one of cecil b. demile's epic flicks, introducing the story of the prosecutions on christianity in the ancient empire… More