This Italian spectacle, based on Edward George Bulwer-Lytton's novel about the doomed Roman city, focuses on the lives of a statesman, a pagan priest, a witch, a blind beggar, and a beautiful woman who live in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. All of their lives interconnect in the gladiatorial arena, just as the volcano erupts. Tinted in color; starring Fernanda Negri Pouget. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: mono music score. Silent with music score.