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Constantine and the Cross (AKA: Costantino il grande) is a 1961 historical drama film about the early career of the emperor Constantine, who first legalized and then adopted Christianity in the early 4th century. The fictionalised film only stretches as far into his life as the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in AD 312.

Constantine and the Cross
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Directed byLionello De Felice
Produced byMino Loy
Luciano Martino
Written byLionello De Felice
Michael Audley (English dialogue)
StarringCornel Wilde
Belinda Lee
Massimo Serato
Music byMario Nascimbene
CinematographyMassimo Dallamano
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures (USA)
Release date
1961
Running time
120 min
CountryItaly
Yugoslavia

In 303 AD, Constantine became the first emperor of Gaul. Before a battle with the Romans, he has a revelation, and assures his army of the freedom of worship for all Christians. This biblical epic also shows the graphic defeat of the Roman army.

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