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Caesar the Conqueror (1962)
"Giulio Cesare il conquistatore delle Gallie" (original title)

 |  Adventure, Biography, Drama  |  1963 (USA)
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Julius Caesar leads the Roman army to battle against rebels in Gaul.

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(as Amerigo Anton)

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Rik Battaglia ...
Vercingetorix (as Rick Battaglia)
Dominique Wilms ...
Queen Astrid
Ivica Pajer ...
Claudius Valerian (as Ivo Payer)
Raffaella Carrà ...
Publia
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Cesare Fantoni ...
Caius Opio
Giulio Donnini ...
Eporidorige
Nerio Bernardi ...
Carla Calò ...
Piero Palermini ...
Quintus Sabino
Bruno Tocci ...
Aldo Pini ...
Quintus Cicero
Lucia Randi ...
Clelia
Fedele Gentile ...
Centurion
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In 54 B.C. Julius Caesar seeks to solidify his position in Rome by putting down a rebellion in Gaul led by a tribal chieftain named Vercingetorix. Vercingetorix has rallied many tribes to his cause, including one led by the beautiful Queen Asterix and others who'd once pledged allegiance to Rome. At first things go badly for the Romans, complicated by the fact that Vercingetorix has captured and tortured a centurion named Claudius Valerius who's in love with Caesar's ward, Publia, who has also fallen into the hands of Vercingetorix. Eventually a great battle pitting Caesar against the rebellious Gaul decides the fate of all concerned. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Italian censorship visa #38390 of September 15, 1962. See more »

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Vercingetorix: [to Publia, referring to Claudius Valerian] If you're interested in him, you can either save him or watch him die by slow torture.
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CAESAR THE CONQUEROR (Tanio Boccia, 1962) **
5 November 2007 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This film renders the exploits of the famed Roman conqueror (generally depicted on-screen either via the Shakespeare play or the Cleopatra affair) routine through countless tortuous intrigues and, when they finally arrive, lifeless battle sequences (despite some gratuitous carnage in close-up, they're full of choppy stock footage and the moves of the various stuntmen/extras look all-too-obviously choreographed and, worse still, fake)! At the very least, however, the American star of this peplum – Cameron Mitchell, who made several of them during this era – delivers a thoughtful portrayal in the title role. The fact that this is cut-rate even for the modest standards usually set by the genre is borne out by its anonymous production values and supporting cast (other than Rik Battaglia, as a hammy villain bearing the unwieldy name of Vercingetorix, and future Italian TV personality Raffaella Carra', playing Caesar's young protégé); unfortunately, blonde Belgian beauty Dominique Wilms (as Battaglia's warrior lover) does not have near enough screen time to make up for these flaws…


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