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Adriano Bolzoni (dialogue)
Arpad DeRiso (writer)
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21 December 1963 (Italy) See more »
Before Conan, There was one Barbarian renowned for his ferocity...
This film features a colossal clash between a mass of invaders and the faithful Roman soldiers who must fight to defend the Roman Empire. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gordon Mitchell ... Brenno
Ursula Davis ... Nissia
Massimo Serato ... Marco Furio Camillo
Tony Kendall ... Quinto Fabio
Erno Crisa ... Decio Vatinio
Vassili Karis (as Mark Vassilli)
Margherita Girelli ... Catulla
Carla Calò ... Sacerdotessa
Nerio Bernardi
Andrea Aureli
Michel Gaida
Anna-Maria Pace
Roland Gray
Carlo Lombardi
Lucio De Santis
Aldo Cecconi
Goffredo Unger
Pietro Tordi ... Vaxo
Aldo Pini
Attilio Dottesio
Franco Moruzzi (as Franco Morici)
Claudio Catania ... Bambino
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Spafford ... Narrator (uncredited)

Directed by
Giacomo Gentilomo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adriano Bolzoni  dialogue
Arpad DeRiso  writer
Giovanni Scolaro  writer (as Nino Scolaro)

Produced by
Luigi Mondello .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Franci 
Cinematography by
Oberdan Troiani 
Film Editing by
Gino Talamo 
Production Design by
Piero Filippone 
Set Decoration by
Camillo Del Signore 
Luciano Finocchiaro 
Costume Design by
Giorgio Desideri 
Makeup Department
Maria Arié .... hair stylist
Guglielmo Bonotti .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Augusto Dolfi .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angelo Sangermano .... assistant director
Sound Department
Alessandro Sarandrea .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesare Allione .... camera operator
G. Ciulli .... assistant camera
Maurizio Santoni .... assistant camera
Ermanno Serto .... still photographer
Luigi Troiani .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Beatrice Felici .... assistant editor
Other crew
Marcello Berni .... production secretary
Paola Salvadori .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Brenno il nemico di Roma" - Italy (original title)
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95 min | USA:90 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Brenno:Collect the survivors and amputate the thumbs and forefingers of their right hands. That will stop them from using a bow.See more »


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Several cuts above most films in the genre...., 30 April 2006
Author: ccmiller1492 ( from Fairfax, VA

Brennus, Enemy of Rome (aka Battle of the Valiant) is several cuts above most films in its genre. The well drawn characters and intricate plot are mostly responsible for its superiority, not to mention the fact that most of the story is historically accurate. A brisk pace with lots of action account for more of its success. But primarily it is the two main characters so well portrayed with superior acting by the fierce Gordon Mitchell (Brennus) and the handsome, urbane Tony Kendall as Quintus Fabius. All these elements add up to a rousing tale that will keep viewers enthralled culminating in a grand duel mano a mano by the principals. It is hard to believe that Kendall was not cast in more roles of this sort, he looks perfect for the part of a patrician military officer and is entirely natural and comfortably credible in acting the part. Mitchell, of course, did many roles of this sort and was at his best in them. Brennus is one of his best; see also "The Fury of Achilles" and "Julius Caesar Against the Pirates" for two more of his best. Films such as these are both exciting and entertaining, sometimes even educational like this one. A resurgence of them would be welcome.

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