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Pope Julius II (Sir Rex Harrison) is eager to leave behind works by which he will be remembered. To this end he cajoles Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) into painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When not on the battlefield uniting Italy, the Pope nags Michelangelo to speed up his painful work on the frescoes. —Ed Stephan michelangelopopesistine chapelromerenaissance96 morePlot summaryAdd synopsisTaglinesFrom the age of magnificence comes a new magnificence in motion picturesGenresBiographyDramaHistoryCertificateApprovedParents guide


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