The Fall of the Roman Empire
We recently came across this historically intriguing film we wanted to share with our Armenian community. This epic film, produced in 1964, depicts a weakening Roman Empire struggling to maintain its power and defend against a growing number of enemies on all fronts. To do so, Caesar decides to unite Rome and powerful ally Armenia through the marriage of his daughter and Armenia's king. An all-star cast, including Alec Guiness, Christopher Plummer, Sophia Loren and Omar Sharif, playing the King of Armenia, bring this memorable story to life. In this short clip, which we found amusing and endearing, Rome's allies arrive to show their allegiance to Caesar. However, Caesar is somewhat indifferent to most of his allies, except when Armenia's king presents himself.