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La spada e la croce (1958)

Set against the magnificent backdrop of classic Rome, "The Sword and the Cross" is the story of a notorious harlot who must choose between her lascivious lifestyle and the love and affection of her decent-minded brother.

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Set against the magnificent backdrop of classic Rome, "The Sword and the Cross" is the story of a notorious harlot who must choose between her lascivious lifestyle and the love and affection of her decent-minded brother.

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22 December 1958 (Italy)  »

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Mary Magdalene  »

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She' s so many women....
19 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Miss De Carlo is always a feast for the eyes ;this is a pleasant sword and sandal extravaganza,but only if you forget the gospels .Because her Mary Magdalene is made of bits of characters featured in the Holy Writ and her adventures which include a Barraba attack and an affair with a Roman officer are rather unreliable,to put it mildly.

She's Lazarus' (played by Mario Girotti aka Terence Hill) and Martha's sister (sic) ,which allows the director to film the young man rise from the dead;she is also the adulteress,complete with "let him who has never sinned.....";she's also the sinner who washes Jesus ' feet ,but without Judas Iscariot's nasty intervention;it's too much for the same woman :the gospels only say that Jesus cast seven demons out of her ,if my memory serves me well.

That said,there 's never a dull moment and Yvonne De Carlo is really as gorgeous as ever.


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