The Fall of the Roman Empire Overview:

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Anthony Mann and produced by Michal Waszynski and Samuel Bronston.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringDimitri TiomkinNominated
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Commodus: Livius, if you listen very carefully, you can hear the gods laughing!


Livius: A few days longer, Caesar, we'll bring you his head.
Marcus Aurelius: No Livius, please don't bring me his head. I wouldn't know what to do with it.


Livius: You're beautiful.
Lucilla: You're beautiful.


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Richard Harris was originally cast as Commodus. He withdrew because of artistic differences with the director. He was replaced by Christopher Plummer.
Kirk Douglas turned the film down, even though he wanted to work with Sophia Loren.
First cinema film of Eric Porter.
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