Romulus and the Sabines (1961)
"Il ratto delle sabine" (original title)

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The classic story from the early days of Rome where there are no women. Romulus, the founder of Rome, finds women to be wives from Sabina where there are a lot of women. The Sabine men, of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lavinia (as Georgia Mool)
Scilla Gabel ...
Marino Masé ...
Folco Lulli ...
King Titus Tazio
Luisa Mattioli ...
Francis Blanche ...
Nietta Zocchi ...
Ersilia, Titus' Wife
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Claude Conty ...
Walter Barnes ...
Dada Gallotti ...


The classic story from the early days of Rome where there are no women. Romulus, the founder of Rome, finds women to be wives from Sabina where there are a lot of women. The Sabine men, of course, attack Rome to get their wives and daughters back. Written by Anonymous

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The Warrior Who Founded Rome! The Kidnapping That Founded An Empire!


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Release Date:

15 November 1961 (Italy)  »

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Romulus and the Sabines  »

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(Western Electric System)



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2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 35957 delivered on 9-11-1961. See more »


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Early Italian Love Nest
30 October 1999 | by (Parkton, MD) – See all my reviews

Roger Moore (of "The Saint" and 007 fame) toplines this all but forgotten Sword and Sandal excursion, assaying the role of Romulus, the founder of Rome. As King, his mission is to find women for his ragtag (and nearly 100% male) congregation of Roman "citizens".

So what does he do? He sets his sites on a vestal virgin from nearly Sabinia, along with as many unattached women he can round up. Successful in corraling an army of lasses, he presides over their pairing off with his host of horny men (this is where the raping starts, I guess, although most of the captured women seem happy with the prospect of hitting the sack in no time flat with their new mates).

But the men of Sabinia, deprived of their wenches, mount an attack against Rome to rescue the damsels, leading to a conflagration of swordplay as the film winds it's way towards conclusion.

Yet another poorly dubbed Italian Peblum, one of hundreds produced in the late 50's and early 60's in the wake of the success of "Hercules" starring Steve Reeves. This one is mostly bereft of action, replaced instead with much wooing and pseudo lovemaking. Several of the ladies appear quite fetching, however, as their bosoms heave with desire in their low cut frocks.

Not much to recommend it, other than the guilty pleasure of watching a future James Bond, in his salad days, slumming about the Italian countryside.

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