Last Days of Pompeii

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Last Days of Pompeii ★★½ 1935

Vintage DeMille-style epic based on Lord Lytton's book, where the eruption of Vesuvius threatens noblemen and slaves alike. State-of-the-art special effects still look fantastic today. Remade in 1960; available colorized. 96m/B VHS, DVD . Preston Foster, Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone, George L. Baxt, Louis Calhern, David Holt, Dorothy Wilson, Wryley Birch, Gloria Shea; D: Ernest B. Schoedsack; C: Jack Cardiff.