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

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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Slave
Alana Ladd ...
Scilla
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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>

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roman | duel | alban | combat | rain | See more »

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He hated war but fought for the honor of his family! See more »

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19 October 1961 (Italy)  »

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not bad...Alan Ladd could still act
23 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Yeah Alan Ladd wasn't quite the handsome dashing hero of a few years earlier but I would imagine commanders in the Roman Legions back then weren't exactly Justin Beiber lookalikes so he fits the role pretty well. The plot has some interesting twists and the women were beautiful. The action scenes were better than average for an Italian epic...I've seen much worse. To be honest, these sword and sandal affairs are growing on me. They have a special charm all their own that's hard to define so I won't try. My advice, gird your loins, adjust your breastplate, and saddle up pardners for a good old Italian style western with a couple of familiar American faces thrown in for good measure!!! And remember, a sword is always loaded so be careful out there in weird movie land.


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