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 »
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 »
At first sigh, it is only another film from same period in nice sandals-and-swords style. and to choose Messalina as lead characters is the most simple solution for create a fake fresco of ancient Rome, a puzzle of orgy, crime, love, politic, mixing a beautiful actress with hadsome men and few dramatic scenes. because rumours about the wife of Claudius are so, so many. but , ignoring that details, three virtues has this film : the reasonable job of Belinda Lee, the decent effort of Spiros Focas to propose an idealistic character and, sure, Giulliano Gemma as Marcellus, more for aparition than the manner to play a small character.
a portrait of Messalina in the spirit of a period cinema. nothing new, nothing bad. only just not surprising.
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