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The Two Gladiators (1964)

I due gladiatori (original title)
Two Gladiators

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Lucius Crassus
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Marzia
Alberto Farnese ...
Mimmo Palmara ...
Mirko Ellis ...
Pertinace
Piero Lulli ...
Cleandro
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Gen. Ottavio Cratico
Ivy Holzer ...
Emilia
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Orazio
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Pannunzio
Adriano Micantoni ...
Pompeo (as Peter White)
Gianni Solaro ...
Tarrunio
Renato Montalbano ...
Centurian Guarding the Prison
Nello Pazzafini ...
Capo dei decurioni (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
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Once upon a time there were born two twin boys to Emperor Marcus Aurelius and for reasons of dynasty the birth of twins was kept secret. One of the twins was supposed to be drowned at birth but fate intervenes and the kid is brought up in a good household and enters Rome's legions.

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Italian censorship visa #43361 issued July 1, 1964. See more »

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Twin Brother Fight For The Roman Throne
19 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius has died. Marcus' son Commodus, who is a thug and amateur fighter, is now on the throne and is ruining Rome with his ways. There is a secret that only the Roman Senator knows the truth and tells the respected Roman Solider, Lucius Crassus, the story. Marcus Aurelius has twin sons. Marcus kept Commodus but ordered the other child's death. Tarruntius was given the task to kill the child but he could not do it and gave the child to a foster family. The foster family named the child Lucius Crassus. Lucius has just as much right to the throne as his twin brother Commodus. Commodus finds out that Lucius is his brother and is angry, he wants Lucius dead. The populace will not challenge and rid Rome of the evil, childish Commodus even though he is bring Rome down. There is now a Gladiatorial battle between the two twin brothers, the better fighter will win and take the throne of Rome.

Richard Harrison plays the heroic Roman solider Lucius Crassus. And there are a bunch of others with names I do not recognize but are fine Italian actors.

This is not a big budget film but looks like quite a bit of money was put into it (just not BIG money). It's an okay film, not great but watchable.

The copy I have is rather faded and poor, it is from one of those cheap Mill Creek 50-packs, Warriors. I cannot expect them to take the time to clean up each of the 50 films for a bargain price. Besides, most of the films are not worth the time to restore anyway.

4.5/10


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