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Theodora, Slave Empress (1954)

Teodora, imperatrice di Bisanzio (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Adventure, Romance | 20 December 1954 (USA)
Teodora, a Roman courtesan and former slave girl, marries the Roman emperor Justinian and assumes the throne as Empress of Rome. But the divide between nobility and slave is too great. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Georges Marchal ...
Gianna Maria Canale ...
Renato Baldini ...
Arcas
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Faidia
Carlo Sposito ...
Scarpios (as Carletto Sposíto)
Nerio Bernardi ...
Olga Solbelli ...
Egina
Alessandro Fersen ...
Metropolita
Loris Gizzi ...
Smirnos
Umberto Silvestri ...
L'atleta cieco
Mario Siletti ...
Il magistrato
Oscar Andriani ...
il difensore di Scarpios
Giovanni Fagioli ...
Il cancelliere di corte
...
Giovanni di Cappadocia
Roger Pigaut ...
Andres
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Teodora, a Roman courtesan and former slave girl, marries the Roman emperor Justinian and assumes the throne as Empress of Rome. But the divide between nobility and slave is too great. Teodora seeks justice for her people, and revolution and armed conflict erupt in both Byzantium and Rome. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Mistress Of A Barbaric Empire - Master Of An Unconquerable Emperor! [us]


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20 December 1954 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Ferraniacolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The gigantic settings were built in Rome on grounds intended for an international fair to take place in 1943, but never took place because of the war. See more »

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Remake of Theodora (1921) See more »

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A show of splendid costumes.
15 September 2002 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The director of this movie Riccardo Freda, made films of all sort, even fantasy-horror films and this for a lapse of time of 40 years. Maciste al l'inferno (1962) among others is still worth seeing. This movie is full of beautiful women, of course Teodora (a magnificent Gianna Maria Canale) and the treacherous Faidia (Irene Papas!). The general Belisario, (Nerio Bernardi) a complice of Teodora, who wants to save the empire, is also worth to be mentioned. The emperor Justinian (Georges Marchal) acts like a fool but sometimes Teodora has also good ideas he must admit. We have a look at the justice of that time, presided by Justinian and in the politics of the blue and the green factions. After all an entertaining movie and not at least for the splendid costumes.


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