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Fire Over Rome (1965)

L'incendio di Roma (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 March 1965 (Italy)
Marcus Valerius, a young consul, is assigned the mission to assist Menecrate, the leader of the Pretorian Guard, in the arrest and execution of as many Christians as possible. While raiding... See full summary »

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Lang Jeffries ...
Marcus Valerius
Cristina Gaioni ...
Giulia
Moira Orfei ...
Mario Feliciani ...
Luciano Marin ...
Fulvius
Evi Maltagliati ...
Livia Augusta, Marcus's Mother
Franco Fantasia ...
Massimo Carocci ...
Young Christian
Vladimir Medar ...
Vladimir Bacic
Anita Todesco
Mimmo Maggio
Franco Daddi
Riccardo Pizzuti
Demeter Bitenc ...
Menecrate
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Marcus Valerius, a young consul, is assigned the mission to assist Menecrate, the leader of the Pretorian Guard, in the arrest and execution of as many Christians as possible. While raiding the Catacombs he has the surprise to find among the Christians the woman he loves, Giulia, who has been converted secretly to the banned religion. He helps her to escape and trouble soon follows. Stripped of his rank and arrested for defending the rebels he is condemned to fight as a gladiator... Written by Guy Bellinger

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The film was unreleased in the UK until 1975 when it was finally issued under the title "Revenge Of The Gladiators", and played as a supporting feature to "Land Of The Monsters" (itself a retitling of the 1962 feature "Colossus Of The Stone Age"). See more »

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Edited into Poppea's Hot Nights (1969) See more »

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A poor man's "quo Vadis"
2 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie was given a rough ride by historians and we find little fault with their opinions: the persecutions began AFTER the great fire ;Nero needed scapegoats to calm things down among the plebs,and the Christian were ideal .Anyway ,he was not in Rome when the fire started.

The lack of means is obvious and the great fire is not impressive at all:the town which's burning looks like a model .The screenplay is incredibly poor,even for an Italian sword and sandals ;it consists of murders,tortures,orgies and stakes ,without a firm narrative line; Lang Jeffries ,later secret agent Coplan in Riccardo Freda's spy thriller (1967)),does not seem to care about the situation,even about his mom's fate,a cardboard character ;and the heroine's hairdo is horrible.

Historic figures are featured and they easily steal the show from the principals (but is there anything to steal?):the pagans ,Petronius and Seneca ,the latter showing himself to be a wise philosopher;Peter and Paul,preaching in the catacombs;Peter tells about his denial and he urges his flock to return good for evil:which is not easy to do in those troubled times.


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