Roman Emperor Octavian rules the empire from Rome, and his rival Marc Antony has taken Egyptian queen Cleopatra as his lover and seized the eastern empire, ruling it from Alexandria. ... See full summary »
The seductive Messalina (Betty Roland) will stop at nothing to become the most powerful woman in Rome. Gaining the attention of the Emperor Caligula (Gino Turini), she soon finds herself at... See full summary »
The screenplay itself is a Messalina mess:combining politics ,love,ambitions,crimes,persecutions of Christians (I thought they began during Nero's reign?),it may entertain you if you do not take it seriously.There's nothing "cultural" here as in Cottafavi's notorious "legioni di Cleopatra" (1960) where Linda Cristal(The queen of Egypt!) went to dance in Alexandria's taverns .
Here,in a cheap junk antiquity, Belinda Lee is making it rough all over .But only the last scenes (the orgy turning into a slaughter)have something to do with cinema.A young Giuliano Gemma appears briefly as a killer who falls for the empress:he will lose his head! (in the literal and figurative senses )
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