By the Gods!

Henri Vidal refuses to fight as a gladiator in the ending of FABIOLA

The ending to this very long film is memorable and at the same time too brief and rushed. It needed to be more pronounced but the filmmakers probably thought the film was already too long so they abbreviated the conclusion. IMO, it should have been the centerpoint of the story. It's was also difficult to conceive on film : they had to show him as being brave and not cowardly for refusing to fight. It's good but could have great. 

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