Returning to Rome after three years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia and falls in love with her, though as a Christian she wants nothing to do with a warrior. Though she grew up Roman, the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered but finds himself succumbing gradually to her Christian faith..
John Lee Mahin (screen play), S.N. Behrman (screen play), Sonya Levien (screen play), Henryk Sienkiewicz (based on the novel by)