When Rome Ruled
Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice
StarringNell Craig
Clifford Bruce
Riley Hatch
Distributed byEclectic Film Company
Release date
August 1914
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

When Rome Ruled is a 1914 American silent historical drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Nell Craig, Clifford Bruce and Riley Hatch.[1] It was made at the American subsidiary of the French company Pathé, shortly to be relaunched as Pathé Exchange, at studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. It was an attempt to imitate the classical epics of Italian cinema, but made on a much lower budget.[1] It marked the directorial debut of Fitzmaurice who emerged as a leading filmmaker during the 1920s.



  1. ^ a b Motion Picture Guide Silent Film p. 303