MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,354 this week

Duel of Champions (1961)
"Orazi e Curiazi" (original title)

4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 165 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 3 critic

A duel takes place in order to put an end to the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans. Three valiant brothers are chosen for each side. The Romans choose three brothers: ... See full summary »

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 8236 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 745 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 
DVD
a list of 598 titles
created 08 Oct 2012
 
a list of 6876 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Duel of Champions (1961)

Duel of Champions (1961) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Duel of Champions.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold statue of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, Sophia Loren
Drum Beat (1954)
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

President Grant orders Indian fighter MacKay to negotiate with the Modocs of northern California and southern Oregon. On the way he must escort Nancy Meek to the home of her aunt and uncle.... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mac's plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War. He goes as a fighter pilot and returns a hero, the first triple ace of the war. His neighbors have built a home ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich. Pacifist Prime Minister Singh hopes to reach ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Alan Ladd, Deborah Kerr, Charles Boyer
Zarak (1956)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Afghan Outlaw finally saves a British Officer at the cost of his own life.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Victor Mature, Michael Wilding, Anita Ekberg
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A deranged man kidnaps the nubile daughter of a police captain.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood
Botany Bay (1953)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1787, American medical student Hugh Tallant and British convicts are sent from London to New South Wales on a ship commanded by the evil Captain Gilbert.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Alan Ladd, James Mason, Patricia Medina
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

During the 3rd century B.C. a horde of barbarians are hired by the Phoenian city of Carthage to fight against the Roman empire, but when the city's ruler is unable to fulfill the promised ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco
Stars: Jeanne Valérie, Jacques Sernas, Edmund Purdom
Desert Legion (1953)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Paul Lartal of the Foreign Legion meets the princess of a lost city in the Algerian mountains.

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: Alan Ladd, Richard Conte, Arlene Dahl
Santiago (1956)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gun runner, dishonorably discharged from the military, is swept deeper into a revolution in Cuba when he crosses paths with an enemy from the past and a beautiful revolutionary and her son.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Alan Ladd, Rossana Podestà, Lloyd Nolan
Beyond Glory (1948)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to ... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, George Macready
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Horatio
Franca Bettoia ...
Marcia (as Franca Bettoja)
Franco Fabrizi ...
Curazio
Robert Keith ...
Tullio Hostilio - King of Rome
Jacqueline Derval ...
Horatia
Luciano Marin ...
Eli
Andrea Aureli ...
King of Alba (as Andrea Aurel)
Mino Doro ...
Caius
Osvaldo Ruggieri ...
Warrior of Alba
Piero Palermini ...
Nevio (as Pietro Palmerini)
Violette Marceau ...
Slave
Umberto Raho ...
Grand Priest
Alfredo Varelli ...
Sabinus
...
Slave
Alana Ladd ...
Scilla
Edit

Storyline

A duel takes place in order to put an end to the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans. Three valiant brothers are chosen for each side. The Romans choose three brothers: the Orazi. The Albans are represented by the Curiazi. During the fierce and bloody final duel the Romans defeat their opponents. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

roman | duel | alban | combat | rain | See All (27) »

Taglines:

SEE The grandeur of early Rome! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 October 1961 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Duel of Champions  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Robert Keith. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice historical epic
7 July 2006 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Having read about but not seen I bought this movie on DVD and as the previous reviewer said the transfer is terrible, that is a real shame as this is one of the more enjoyable sword and sandal epics. The great movie writer Steven Shuerer said that Alan Ladd appeared rather foolish in this movie, I disagree, Ladd put's in a nice performance here as one of three Roman brothers who must fight a rival three to try and put an end to years of fighting with the Albans, I think how the film works is that most of the cast are speaking in English, not badly dubbed from Italian as most of these films are, agreed Ladd looks rather tired and the effects of his long term alcoholism are evident, but I don't think he got a good deal from reviewers who concentrated more on his size and his personal problems. I do wish the makers of these films would take more time to try and restore the movie to a better print on DVD, some of these Italian epics are highly regarded by their fans, myself included so in this day and age of digital restoration these things should be brought in by them.


16 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Duel of Champions (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?