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The Centurion (1961)
"Il conquistatore di Corinto" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  August 1962 (USA)
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Protests break out in Corinth against Roman domination, injuring Caius Vinicius, a Roman centurion. He's rescued by Hebe -- daughter of the anti-Roman governor, Critolaus -- who's being ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Sernas ...
Caius Vinicius
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Geneviève Grad ...
Hebe
Gianna Maria Canale ...
Artemide
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Gen. Metellus
Gianni Santuccio ...
Critolaus
Nando Tamberlani ...
Callicrates
Ivano Staccioli ...
Hippolytus
Andrea Fantasia ...
Gianni Solaro ...
Caesar
José Jaspe ...
Traitor
Vassili Karis ...
Egeo (as Vassili Karamesinis)
Dina De Santis ...
Chimene
Milena Vukotic ...
Ancella
Adriana Vianello ...
Cleo
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Protests break out in Corinth against Roman domination, injuring Caius Vinicius, a Roman centurion. He's rescued by Hebe -- daughter of the anti-Roman governor, Critolaus -- who's being unsuccessfully wooed by the governor's second-in-command, the villainous Diaeus. Smitten, Hebe sends the handsome Roman to recuperate at the home of Callicrates, a political moderate. Artemide, wife of Callicrates, also falls for Caius Vinicus but when he spurns her, she has him arrested and imprisoned. Hebe then agrees to marry Diaeus if he will spare the Roman's life but Caius Vinicius is soon freed by Callicrates and his allies, just as a Roman army arrives to battle Corinthian forces. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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The original Italian version ran 105 minutes, but was edited down to 77 minutes for release in France, Germany and USA; this accounts for some of the continuity gaps mentioned in the comments section. See more »

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Diaeus: My soldiers arrested him as he was about to embark. I've had him whipped but he won't speak.
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A competent "Sword & Sandal" movie
8 September 2000 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Jacques Sernas plays a Roman centurion sent to Corinth which, along with other Greek cities, is threatening to sever its ties with Rome. Diplomacy fails, revolt breaks out, and a Roman army must finally be brought in to restore order.

Despite being on different sides, Sernas and Genevieve Grad -- the daughter of Corinth's ruler -- manage to fall in love, and the ups-and-downs of their "forbidden" relationship provides much of the material for the movie's plot.

Although just one of the "Sword and Sandal" movies which came out of Italy following the worldwide success in 1958 of Steve Reeves' "Hercules," this entry in the cycle is done in a competent, efficient manner which neatly balances the "big" story of the revolt with the "personal" story of the Roman-boy-meets-Greek-girl romance. Scenes of armies on the march or in battle become a bit wearing, however, especially when accompanied by repetitious music.

One disappointment comes when Sernas is captured and thrown into prison by the Corinthians. One of these Corinthians then tells some cronies that the Roman prisoner has been whipped but still refuses to divulge necessary information. Rather than simply being told about this whipping, the movie should have provided a scene of Sernas, stripped to the waist and suspended by his wrists, writhing in pain as a whip slashes bloody cuts into his sweaty skin.

We do see him in prison after his whipping, with a few red marks on his arms and upper torso, but these marks don't really resemble whiplashes.

(Note: the opening titles spell "Centurion" as "Centurian.")


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