Peter O'Toole stars as the Roman general tasked with crushing a group of Jewish rebels who have sought refuge on Masada, a desert fortress, in A.D. 72. Despite superior numbers and supplies, the Romans find themselves endlessly frustrated in their attempts to thwart the rebels' last stand.
Last Episode01x04 Part 4 Aired: Apr. 08, 1981
Action builds to a tragic climax as the Romans assault the fortress with a siege engine - a massive ram mounted on a mobile tower.
Series Fun Facts
- British actors are cast as the Romans and American actors are playing the Jews.
- Goof (revealing mistake): SPOILER: As O'Toole stand over Srauss' supposedly dead body, his chest rises and fall several times indicating that he's still very much alive.
- Producer Josef Shaftel and Cinerama announced this as a major theatrical release in 1970.