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The Warrior and the Slave Girl (1958)

La rivolta dei gladiatori (original title)
Marcus Numidius (Ettore Manni), a Roman tribune sent to Armenia to put down a gladiators' revolt, captures the rebels' popular leader, Aselepius (Georges Marchal). Princess Amira (Gianna ... See full summary »

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Ettore Manni ...
Marco Numidio
Gianna Maria Canale ...
Amira
Mara Cruz ...
Zahar
Georges Marchal ...
Asclepio
Rafael Luis Calvo ...
Lucano
Fidel Martín ...
Osro
Vega Vinci
Jesús Tordesillas
Rafael Durán
Nando Tamberlani
Valeria Moriconi
Kerima
Salvatore Furnari
Juan Olaguivel
Eulália del Pino
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Marcus Numidius (Ettore Manni), a Roman tribune sent to Armenia to put down a gladiators' revolt, captures the rebels' popular leader, Aselepius (Georges Marchal). Princess Amira (Gianna Maria Canale), with ambitions of being Queen and jealous of Asclepius' popularity, plans his death in the arena by substituting a lion for his human opponent. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Most Wicked Age of All!

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November 1959 (USA)  »

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Italian censorship visa # 27912 delivered on 11-10-1958. See more »

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Featured in Bitch Slap (2009) See more »

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Dull
21 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite some decent set-pieces and good characterisation, I found THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL to be a pretty dull and routine entry in the peplum genre; even sub-par outings like THE SWORD OF EL CID are more fun. It sounds strange to call a film which features gladiator battles against lions and a full scale uprising against cruel oppressors dull, but there you go.

The problem with THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL is that it just plods along to a joyless climax without making much effort to intrigue or indeed excite the viewer. The various plot elements of the Roman film genre are all present and correct, and yet you get that "seen it all before" feeling about the production.

Not that there's anything particularly at fault here; certainly, seasoned cast members like Gianna Maria Canale and Ettore Manni do their best, and the production values are mid level; the scenes of spectacle are a lot of fun. Yet it's not good enough to come across as a classic, nor is it cheesy enough to be entertaining as a B-movie, nor is it bad enough to laugh at. Instead, it's just a forgettable, middle-of-the-road kind of production.


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