I originally had to watch this for a University class, but after seeing it I couldn't stop raving about it! In a class studying your average 'sword&sandal' Roman spectacle, this movie had the class and lavish sets and costumes of Old Hollywood combined with a fresh humour that seems never to have tarnished. Claudette Colbert, I must admit, I'd never heard of before, but she was stunning in the title role. It was obvious that she had fun with it, and there isn't anything I like better to see! Definitely recommended for a good popcorn and couch night!