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Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)
"Nel segno di Roma" (original title)

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Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops... But she makes a big mistake when she falls in love with enemy officer Marco Valerio.

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Complete credited cast:
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Georges Marchal ...
Marcus Valerius, Roman Consul
Folco Lulli ...
Zemanzius, Zenobia's Prime Minister
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Erica, Zemanzius' Favourite and Dancer
Gino Cervi ...
Jacques Sernas ...
Julianus, Roman Centurian
Lorella De Luca ...
Bathsheba, the Vestal
Alberto Farnese ...
Marcello
Paul Muller ...
Slave Master
Mimmo Palmara ...
Lator
Alfredo Varelli ...
Vithos
Sergio Sauro ...
Flavio
Arturo Bragaglia
Remo De Angelis
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Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops under the command of the consul Marcus Valerius. Forced into slavery and tortured in the cross, Marcus manages to escape, and come to the presence of the queen, offering her his services. They fall in love, which complicates his task, and his loyalty towards Rome. Marcus will help the Romans to conquer her territory, but he will also save her life from a coup led by the treacherous Zemanzius. Written by Artemis-9

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23 September 1959 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The producers were unsatisfied with some of the action footage, and Michelangelo Antonioni, at the time a respected second-unit director, was called in for re-shoots of some interior scenes. See more »

Quotes

Zenobia, Queen of Palmira: [referring to Marcus Valerius] Unchain him and bring him here.
[after an unsuccessful interview]
Zenobia, Queen of Palmira: Take him back to the cross!
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Soundtracks

Xenobia
(end title song, US dubbed version)
(1959)
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Milton Raskin
Sung by Bill Lee
Played by the Al Simms Sextet
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ANITA EKBERG HEAVEN!
5 August 2000 | by (BLUE MOUNTAINS, AUSTRALIA) – See all my reviews

I assume this isn't the easiest film for people to see. It isn't on video (to my knowledge), doesn't turn up at cinema's. In Australia it turns up occasionally on our foriegn language channel as part of their "sword & sandal" series. And my God, Anita Ekberg. Already a fan of her....um, talents. This film offers a rare view of more of her talents than before. Her outfits are very sensuous. Given the chance to meet her, I think my manhood would have shrunk away, as she is a very powerful icon, yet watched from a far, she is an Amazonian entity to adore. For serious film fans, you shouldn't feel guilty for watching this "trash", as Sergio Leone's name can be glimpsed in the writers credits!


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