A tale of the early Christians in Rome. A stirring picture, full of action.
From Love to Martyrdom (1910)
Original title: Dall’amore al martirio
(Original) Dall’amore al martirio
(Alternative) When Rome Ruled
(Country Spesific) Love and Martyrdom
(Country Spesific) Marcus Lyncious
(Country Spesific) Marcus Lycinius – Love and Martyrdom
(Alternative) Martiri cristiani
(Alternative) Amore e martirio
(Alternative) Marcus Lycinius
(Alternative) Marcus Lycinious
(Country Spesific) Amour de martyr
(USA, 1910) Eclair Film Company
Categories1. Century Ancient Rome Based on Novel Black and White Catacomb Drama Early Christianity Faith Martyrdom Period Drama Prison Religious Conversion Religious Persecution Roman Empire Romance Rome Short Silent Film DramaRomanceShort1. Century, Ancient Rome, Based on Novel, Black and White, Catacomb, Early Christianity, Faith, Martyrdom, Period Drama, Prison, Religious Conversion, Religious Persecution, Roman Empire, Rome, Silent Film
To take revenge for the rejection of a girl (Livia), a Roman patrician (Marco Licinio) denounces her to the praetor as a Christian. The young girl is taken to prison: her heroism and her faith move the patrician, who converts to Christianity and is martyred together with the one he loves.
Source: Catalogo delle films, 12. Jan - 1911 - Translated
Marcus Lycinius is in love with a young girl, Livia. His jealous mistress finds out that Livia is a Christian and has her arrested. Marcus tries to make her renounce her faith but she converts him and they go to martyrdom together. Marcus Lycinius, a cruel patrician, nurses an unrequited passion for Livia, a young girl. His jealous mistress follows Livia on the way to the Catacombs and discovers that she is a Christian. She hastens to Marcus with the news and he takes his revenge on Livia by denouncing her to the Prefect. The Catacombs are searched and Livia and her fellow Christians taken prisoner. Marcus goes to her prison to persuade her to renounce her faith, but her steadfastness and the appearance of an angelic vision persuade him, on the contrary, to accept Christianity, and he and Livia go to martyrdom together.