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The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)
"Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  17 July 1960 (USA)
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Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption, the film begins with Glaucus, a Roman legionnaire, returning to his home from ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Ione (as Cristina Kaufmann)
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Barbara Carroll ...
Anne-Marie Baumann ...
Julia
Mimmo Palmara ...
Gallinus
Guillermo Marín ...
Ascanius
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Leader of the Christians
Mino Doro ...
Consul
Mario Berriatúa ...
Praetorian Guard
Mario Morales ...
Praetorian Guard
Ángel Ortiz ...
Praetorian Guard
Ignazio Dolce
Ángel Aranda ...
Antonius
Tony Richards
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Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption, the film begins with Glaucus, a Roman legionnaire, returning to his home from far-off wars. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that his father has been murdered by a gang of black-hooded looting bandits. Glaucus vows revenge against the killers, but just how high up are those involved? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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ESP 9,504 (Spain)
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2.35 : 1
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It was reportedly during the production of this film that Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci and Duccio Tessari were introduced to the deserts of Spain. This would inspire their use of these locations for the genre that would be known as "spaghetti westerns." See more »

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2 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this was the film steve hurt his shoulder and had to stop lifting heavy weights and lost lbs. believe or not he said in an interview he trained only one month out of the year when he was making movies in europe.thats why he looked bigger in some movies than others.his thickest was in goliath and the barbarians and lightest giant of marathon.a lot of copies of this film are made by GOOD TIMES VIDEO stay away from these copies they are BAD.good times copied all there DVD's and VHS in EP mode.again do not ever buy a GOOD TIMES VIDEO.so just a warning if u buy a cope. and be weary of goliath and barbarians copies and others most are copied from some Italian print.i did get a great copy of thief of bagdad and morgan the pirate.


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