QUO VADIS! (1951) 14004

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Original MGM Insert Poster. Folded. Very Good.

Original MGM insert poster for the Mervyn LeRoy Roman/Christian epic, QUO VADIS (1951) starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, and Peter Ustinov. Originally cast in 1949 with Elizabeth Taylor and Gregory Peck, the lead actors were changed to Robert Taylor and Kerr when production delays led to Taylor being unavailable, being committed to George Stevens for A PLACE IN THE SUN. Elizabeth Taylor is said to have made a cameo appearance at the end of the movie. Originally John Huston was supposed to direct but walked out following arguments about the script. This film was Louis B. Mayer's final big-budget production, and the film's huge box office success is credited with saving MGM from bankruptcy. This stunning spectacle had 110 speaking parts, used 32,000 costumes, and employed over 30,000 extras. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Musical Score for Miklos Rozsa, and Best Supporting Actor for both Ustinov and Genn. MGM tried to move the Christian / Roman epic from the flesh-pandering films of DeMille to something more serious. Nevertheless, the spectacle overwhelms the spiritual. This idea would not be accomplished until William Wyler directed BEN-HUR for MGM in 1959. QUO VADIS is now available on Blu-Ray DVD! This colorful epic poster is folded and was definitely theater-used. Some pin-holes exist.

Robert Taylor 1 - Actor
Deborah Kerr - Actor
MERVYN LeROY - Director
Leo Genn - Actor
Finlay Currie - Actor

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