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The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)

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96 min | Adventure, Drama

In the doomed Roman city, a gentle blacksmith becomes a corrupt gladiator, while his son leans toward Christianity.
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Writers
James Ashmore Creelman (story) | Melville Baker (story) | Ruth Rose (screenplay) | Boris Ingster (collaborator for adaptation)
Composer
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Editor
Archie Marshek (as Archie F. Marshek)
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Budget
$1,000,000
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Release date
Oct 18, 1935 (United States)

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57 cast members
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Alan Hale
Burbix Burbix   See fewer
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Basil Rathbone
Pontius Pilate Pontius Pilate   See fewer
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John Wood
Flavius - as a Man Flavius - as a Man   See fewer
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Louis Calhern
Prefect (Allus Martius) Prefect (Allus Martius)   See fewer
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David Holt
Flavius - as a Boy Flavius - as a Boy   See fewer
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Wyrley Birch
Leaster Leaster   See fewer
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Frank Conroy
Gaius Tanno Gaius Tanno   See fewer
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William V. Mong
Cleon - the Slave Dealer Cleon - the Slave Dealer   See fewer
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Murray Kinnell
Simon - Judean Peasant Simon - Judean Peasant   See fewer
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Henry Kolker
Warder Warder   See fewer
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Zeffie Tilbury
The Wise Woman The Wise Woman   See fewer
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John Davidson
Phoebus - Runaway Slave Phoebus - Runaway Slave   See fewer
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Betty Alden
Calpurnia- Escaped Slave (uncredited) Calpurnia- Escaped Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Allen
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Agnes Anderson
Noblewoman in Prefect's Box (uncredited) Noblewoman in Prefect's Box (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Appel
Porridge Seller (uncredited) Porridge Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reginald Barlow
The Janitor of the Slave Market (uncredited) The Janitor of the Slave Market (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Black
Attendant in Gladiators' Training Room (uncredited) Attendant in Gladiators' Training Room (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ward Bond
Murmex of Carthage, a Gladiator (uncredited) Murmex of Carthage, a Gladiator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Symona Boniface
Slave Auction Observer (uncredited) Slave Auction Observer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Brower
Runaway Slave (uncredited) Runaway Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
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Everett Brown
Enslaved Black Chief with Son (uncredited) Enslaved Black Chief with Son (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Cosgrove
Gaius' Steward (uncredited) Gaius' Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacob Dance
Older Slave (uncredited) Older Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Dime
Heckling Gladiator (uncredited) Heckling Gladiator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Curley Dresden
Cato the Gladiator (uncredited) Cato the Gladiator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmie Dundee
Abusive Soldier (uncredited) Abusive Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Felix
Rider on Horseback (uncredited) Rider on Horseback (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Freeman
Martha (uncredited) Martha (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
Heckling Gladiator (uncredited) Heckling Gladiator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Winston Hibler
Marcellus (uncredited) Marcellus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas E. Jackson
The Lanista (uncredited) The Lanista (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce King
Scythian Prisoner (uncredited) Scythian Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Kruger
Oarsman (uncredited) Oarsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marc Loebell
Lucius (uncredited) Lucius (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theodore Lorch
Slaver (uncredited) Slaver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Lyons
Ostorius - a Gladiator (uncredited) Ostorius - a Gladiator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Pompeii Nobleman (uncredited) Pompeii Nobleman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Maxwell
The Augur - a Pompeii Official (uncredited) The Augur - a Pompeii Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret McWade
Calvus' Wife (uncredited) Calvus' Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mills
Arena Attendant (uncredited) Arena Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Citizen of Pompeii (uncredited) Citizen of Pompeii (uncredited)   See fewer
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John T. Murray
Pilate's Servant (uncredited) Pilate's Servant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ole M. Ness
Drusus - Runaway Slave (uncredited) Drusus - Runaway Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy O'Brien
Sheep Boy (uncredited) Sheep Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Osborne
Citizen (uncredited) Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Warner Richmond
Captain of the Guard (uncredited) Captain of the Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jason Robards Sr.
Tax Gatherer (uncredited) Tax Gatherer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Savitsky
Rider on Horseback (uncredited) Rider on Horseback (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Citizen cheated at dice (uncredited) Citizen cheated at dice (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Thorpe
Spectator Tossing Coins (uncredited) Spectator Tossing Coins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buster Wiles
Gladiator (uncredited) Gladiator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hannah Williams
Citizen of Pompeii (uncredited) Citizen of Pompeii (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 845 votes