Jay Allen Sanford 1 p.m., May 4
The Sign of the Cross
- Rated NR | 1 hour, 48 minutes
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Frederic March stars as as Marcus Superbus, the prefect of Rome forced to choose between the love of a Christian temptress (Elissa Landi) and his devotion to Emperor Nero (preening Charles Laughton, giddily fiddling as backlot Rome smolders). Cecil B. DeMille's capper to his trilogy of biblical epics — this follows The Ten Commandments (1923) and King of Kings Z— finds the director/showman working at the peak of his pre-code powers! 100 minutes worth of licentious cavorting chased with 8 glorious minutes of redemptive torture. All this and pygmy-on-a-stick! If it plays on a theatre screen located within a 100 mile radius of where you live, be there! 1932.