Fall of the Roman Empire

Fall of the Roman Empire

By Anthony Mann

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1964-03-26
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Director: Anthony Mann
  • Production Company: Samuel Bronston Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 54 Ratings


Marcus Aurelius Antonius, philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. Lucilla marries Sohamus of Armenia. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior, neglecting all symptoms of unrest while banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities: Livius, Lucilla, Timonides the Greek.




  • One of my favorite movies.

    By MJC-Vancouver WA
    Please make available for purchase. A classic for every movie collection..MJC
  • Terrible Resolution

    By Sealive
    WEhy is this film standard resolution. I did everything I could to change the resolution.
  • An All Time Classic Roman Epic

    By Ollie E. Knox
    This is one of the gorgeous Ultra Panavision 70's Epics that has ever been produced. The movie has a very intelligent script, incomparable sets, historically acurate costuming and a realistic plot. This Intelligent movie is a beautifully made with great performances from an excellent cast. Christopher Plummer's dissolute emperor is a splendidly monstrous figure. lec Guinness and James Mason lend the production a touch of class as well. Robert Krasker's photography is amazing from the misty forests and snowscapes of Northern Europe to the brilliant sunlit colours of Rome. A very awesome Anicent Roman movie that I highly reccomend.
  • When will this movie be able to be purchased?

    By Artisan Jim
  • Would like to buy!

    By theprairiekid
    Please make available for purchase. Would love to add this to my collection.
  • Why can't I buy it?!!!!!!!

    By JohnnyReb1996
    I'd like to buy it, can you please make that optional?!
  • Great Classic

    By deanosupremo!
    Would love to buy this! Please make it available for purchase. Thanks!🌈
  • buy? HD?

    By pitakow
    would love to own this classic—Please iTunes!? this is one of the great epics, that inspired Gladiator, and one of the last Hollywood films to create enormous sets with hundreds of extras! not to mention a dynamite cast—please iTunes, i don’t want to just rent it
  • Great movie

    By Nottil
    Please make it available to buy.
  • Great Movie!

    By Ant 19008
    This is a fantastic movie with an all-star cast. I still remember watching it for the first time with my father. It has real acting and not just a bunch of special effects. Please put it up for sale, as I would like to purchase it, and added to my iTunes database.