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Hannibal (1959)

Annibale (original title)
During the Second Punic War in 218 BC, Carthaginian general Hannibal attacks the Roman Republic by crossing the Pyrenees and the Alps with his vast army.

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Sylvia
Milly Vitale ...
Danila
Rik Battaglia ...
Franco Silva ...
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Quintilius (as Mario Girotti)
Mirko Ellis ...
Andrea Aureli ...
Gajus Terentius Varro
Andrea Fantasia ...
Konsul Paulus Emilius
Renzo Cesana ...
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Rutario (as Carlo Pedersoli)
Pina Bottin
Remo De Angelis
Piero Mitri
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After making his historic crossing of the Alps with elephants transporting supplies and troops, Hannibal marches on Rome in a war of revenge. During his advance, he captures Sylvia, the niece of Roman Senator Fabius Maximus but, instead of holding her prisoner, he shows her his powerful army and herds of elephants, then sets her free. He is sure she will report what she has seen to his Roman enemies. Hannibal defeats the Romans at the battle of Trebbia and sends a message to Sylvia that he is marching on Rome. Sylvia succumbs to her love of Hannibal and they have a rendezvous, but are surprised by a Roman patrol. Hannibal escapes and Sylvia is confined to the temple of the Vesta Goddess. She escapes and meets Hannibal again. Hannibal orders his brother Hasdrubal to Carthage to take over command of the reinforcements preparing to join Hannibal. Hannibals wife Danila arrives from Carthage unexpectedly and Sylvia runs away and returns to Rome, where she is tried for high treason and ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"What my elephants can't conquer, I'll conquer alone!" See more »


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18 June 1960 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Final film (uncredited) of producer Jack Dietz. See more »

Goofs

Most Anibal's elephants died on crossing The Alps. In the movie he has a lot of them. See more »

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Referenced in Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen (2004) See more »

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Love among the elephants

This makes a good addition to the Victor Mature section of your film library. But I was mostly disappointed in just about all the aspects. First the music in the background did not match the situation. Then the movie starts in the middle of Hannibal's life as he started over the mountains if you do not know the history then you will be lost thru the movie. The dubbed voices reminded me of the voices in "Fractured Fairy tales." The were all sort of squeaky and of course as in the tradition of dubbed Italian movies did not match the speech timing. The one exception was Victor he would show the right or left profile and read his likes perfectly. I don't know how he kept a straight face. By the way he was 45 at this time.

After he makes it over the mountains it becomes a love story between Hannibal and Sylvia the niece of the Roman determined to do Hannibal in. Even Hannibal's men think they are in trouble because Hannibal is gaw gaw over a Roman girl. Here uncle thinks she is a traitor but still loves her like a daughter.

A few wars with some so so elephant scenes and a lot of obviously fake blood. Hannibal's ex turns up and Sylvia runs off.

Will Hannibal and Sylvia ever get their lives together? Who wins the war? Why did they stop the story so abruptly?


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