The Sign of the Cross (1932)
The Sign of the Cross is a 1932 American epic film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Fredric March and Elissa Landi. The film is based on the play by Wilson Barrett and tells the story of a Roman soldier who falls in love with a Christian woman and is persecuted for his faith.
The Sign of the Cross is known for its controversial sexual content. The film features several scenes of nudity and sexual innuendo, which was highly unusual for the time. One of the most memorable scenes is when the Roman soldier Marcus (Fredric March) and the Christian woman Mercia (Elissa Landi) are in a bathhouse. The scene is filled with sexual tension as Marcus and Mercia flirt and tease each other.
The film also features a scene in which Marcus and Mercia are in a bedroom and Marcus attempts to seduce Mercia. The scene is filled with sexual innuendo and is considered to be one of the most risqué scenes of the time.
The Sign of the Cross is a classic film that is still remembered for its controversial sexual content. The film is a testament to the power of cinema and its ability to push boundaries and challenge social norms.
A woman is shown taking a bath in milk. At one point her milk covered breasts are exposed.
Several scenes show fully naked women from behind and man mostly naked.
Women are scantily clad in some scenes, nude from the side or bathing although no 'details' are shown.