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The Pagans (1953)

Il sacco di Roma (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 1 June 1958 (USA)
Rome, 1527. Massimo Colonna is in love with Angela, a member of the Orsinis, the Colonnas'arch enemies. As she is officially engaged to Tancredi Serra, the latter, a faithless individual, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Pierre Cressoy ...
Massimo Colonna
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Angela Orsini
Vittorio Sanipoli ...
Tancredi Serra
Luigi Tosi ...
Annamaria Bugliari ...
Giulia
Alfredo Varelli ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Baschiera ...
Lina Battaglini ...
Nora Bellinzaghi ...
Eleonora Orsini
Aldo Bettoni ...
Antonio Orsini (as Gian Aldo Bettoni)
Mimo Billi ...
Colonel Frundsberg
Mariolina Bovo
Bettina Metcalf Bugnano ...
Maria-Luisa Orsini
Maurizio Di Nardo ...
Ottavio Orsini
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Rome, 1527. Massimo Colonna is in love with Angela, a member of the Orsinis, the Colonnas'arch enemies. As she is officially engaged to Tancredi Serra, the latter, a faithless individual, has Massimo accused of the murder of Prince Orsini whereas he himself has woven it. Massimo is rejected by an outraged Angela and banned from Rome.Meanwhile the Eternal City has to face a brutal attack by armed invaders from Spain. The Spaniards are about to storm Rome when Massimo and his troops appear. The invading forces are defeated and Massimo is acclaimed by the crowd. After clearing his name, he can marry Angela. Written by Guy Bellinger

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History's Most Infamous Night of Terror...The World's Most Brutal Orgy Now Brought to the Screen With THOUSANDS in its Savage Cast! See more »

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Drama | History

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1 June 1958 (USA)  »

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The Barbarians  »

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Italian censorship visa # 15069 delivered on 19 September 1953. See more »

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Rarely filmed subject
17 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film covers the sack of Rome in 1527 by the mercenary armies of Charles V of Spain. Renaissance warfare has rarely been covered in film so, for the military buff, this film is rewarding. As the film opens Rome is being approached by an invading army, but the Orsini and Colonna families fight among themselves (shades of Montagues and Capulets). Also featuring in the story is Benvunuto Cellini, the artist. Murder, intrigue, betrayal and warfare all take the stage along with some well staged battle scenes. The dubbing in the English language print is also quite well done. It's no classic, but is worth seeing for the history buff and fan of costume dramas. There is also some good swordplay present.


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