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Duel of Champions (1961)

Orazi e Curiazi (original title)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Horatio
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Marcia (as Franca Bettoja)
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Curazio
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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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The fabulous spectacular of the legendary warrior who destroyed his enemies and united a nation! See more »

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19 October 1961 (Italy)  »

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Final film of Robert Keith. See more »

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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.


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