QUO VADIS! (1951) 6508

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Original MGM One Sheet Poster (27x41). International version without NSS numbers. Very Fine Condition.

Original MGM One Sheet Poster (27x41) 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 Taylor and Kerr when production delays led to Taylor being unavailable. Elizabeth Taylor does make 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 in very fine condition! This one sheet is clearly an MGM poster, but it does not have NSS numbers on it, and the poster is rubber stamped on the reverse side with the name of a firm in Brussels. We think it is an International poster designed for English-speaking audiences overseas.

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

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