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Giants of Rome (1964)

I giganti di Roma (original title)
An elite group of soldiers led by the courageous Claudius Marcellus are handpicked by Julius Caesar to embark on a desperate and dangerous suicide mission to destroy the Druids' secret weapon.

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Credited cast:
Richard Harrison ...
Claudius Marcellus
Wandisa Guida ...
Ettore Manni ...
Philippe Hersent ...
Drusus
Ralph Hudson ...
Germanicus
Nicole Tessier ...
Edua
Goffredo Unger ...
Varo
Renato Baldini ...
Drood
Piero Lulli ...
Alessandro Sperli ...
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Aldo Cecconi
Maurizio Conti
Alberto Dell'Acqua ...
Jean Claude Madal
Renato Montalbano
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An elite group of soldiers led by the courageous Claudius Marcellus are handpicked by Julius Caesar to embark on a desperate and dangerous suicide mission to destroy the Druids' secret weapon.

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Germania was a name for Germany first used by the Romans by Julius Caesar in his commentaries on the Gallic Wars, and the name "Germanicus" was derived from that. Hence no soldier in Caesar army in Gaul would have been named Germanicus. See more »

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Claudius Marcellus: Caesar not only wants the impossible, but he wants it right away.
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They Often Call Me Speedo But My Real Name Is Mister Dell'Acqua
21 March 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"The forces of Rome are out to defeat the Druids but are shocked to learn their enemy has a powerful secret weapon that could spell defeat for them. Claudius Marcellus, a Roman Centurion, leads a small band of soldiers behind enemy lines to discover the location of this doomsday weapon and destroy it before the Druids can use it to attack Rome," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Titled "The Giants of Rome" for English listeners, this nicely paced "sword and sandal" epic stars an Adonis-handsome Richard Harrison (as Claudius Marcellus) in a bulging pair of satin briefs. He is supported by a "beefcake" quartet of Roman soldiers, including right-hand man Ettore Manni (as Castor). The accent is on men, but Wandisa Guida (as Livilla) adds a little femininity.

Up-and-coming young Alberto Dell'Acqua (as Valerius) makes a particularly strong impression herein. As the soldier who wants to join Caesar's selected quartet of soldiers, Mr. Dell'Acqua (later known internationally as "Robert Widmark") is given what must have amounted to a star-making role in his home country. Watch out, especially, for his startling "crucifixion" sequence.

****** I giganti di Roma (9/10/64) Antonio Margheriti ~ Richard Harrison, Ettore Manni, Wandisa Guida, Alberto Dell'Acqua


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