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Messalina (1960)

Messalina Venere imperatrice (original title)
Scheming Messalina marries Roman Emperor Claudius but goes too far with a gladiator.

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Messalina / Valeria
Spiros Focás ...
Lucio Massimo
Carlo Giustini ...
Lusio Geta (as Carlo Justini)
Giancarlo Sbragia ...
Aulo Celso (as Gian Carlo Sbragia)
Giulio Donnini ...
Narciso
Arturo Dominici ...
Caio Silio
Ida Galli ...
Silvia (as Arianna Galli)
Marcello Giorda ...
Claudio
Mino Doro ...
Suplicio
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Courtisan Lover of Aulo Ceso
Aroldo Tieri ...
Pirgo Pollinice
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Marcello
Lia Angeleri ...
Vipidia
Vittorio Congia ...
Ortotrago
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(as Paola Gargeloni)
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Scheming Messalina marries Roman Emperor Claudius but goes too far with a gladiator.

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12 March 1960 (Italy)  »

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Messing about playing with Messalina.
4 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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