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Clarke Reynolds (screenplay) and
John Temple-Smith (from an original story by)
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16 August 1967 (USA) See more »
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Don Murray ... Justinian
Carita ... Salina

Donald Houston ... Maelgan
Andrew Keir ... Octavian

Adrienne Corri ... Beatrice
Niall MacGinnis ... Tiberian
Wilfrid Lawson ... King Priam
Nicola Pagett ... Talia

Percy Herbert ... Catus

Patrick Troughton ... Tristram
Sean Caffrey ... Fergus
Denis Shaw ... Osiris
Philip O'Flynn ... Merchant
Brendan Matthews ... Nigel
Gerry Alexander ... Fabian
Patrick Gardiner ... Benedict
Paul Murphy ... Dalon, Maelgan's Son
Arthur O'Sullivan ... Old Man at Tax-Enquiry
Cecil Sheridan ... Shopkeeper at Protest Gathering
Anna Manahan ... Shopkeeper's Wife
Nita Lorraine ... Nubian Girl-Slave
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Allen ... Narrator (uncredited)
Bryan Marshall ... Dominic (uncredited)

Scott McGinnis ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Chaffey 
Writing credits
Clarke Reynolds  screenplay and
John Temple-Smith  from an original story by

Produced by
John Temple-Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Gary Hughes 
Cinematography by
Stephen Dade (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
Production Design by
George Provis 
Costume Design by
John Furniss 
Makeup Department
Charles E. Parker .... make-up supervisor
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
Production Management
René Dupont .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Bertera .... assistant director
Jack Causey .... second unit director
Mike Higgins .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
H.L. Bird .... sound mixer
Bob Jones .... sound mixer
Stanley Smith .... sound editor (as Stan Smith)
Jim Hopkins .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Alan Bryce .... special effects (as Allan Bryce)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Emerson .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
John Harris .... second unit cameraman
George Higgins .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bernie Prentice .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Gallagher .... wardrobe master
Hilda Geerdts .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Frank Hayden .... master of horse
William O'Kelly .... production liaison (as Lieut. Colonel William O'Kelly)
Ann Skinner .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
91 min | Portugal:80 min (censored version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

This is Hammer's only sword and sandal film.See more »
Miscellaneous: Contrary to the title, the movie is about a Celtic queen and her people.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Killing Zoe (1993)See more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Low-budget and low-brow, but has some degree of camp appeal, 28 April 2004
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

During the height of the breasts-on-display, low-budget-epic era in the mid-60's, Murray got off at the wrong "Bus Stop" and wound up flailing around in this sword and sandal howler. He plays the Roman ruler of a Celtic tribe in ancient Britain. The Celtic King dies and appoints one of his three daughters to rule in his place (even though she is virtually a figurehead because of the Roman occupation.) He picks Carita and, because her mother was a Viking, she is dubbed The Viking Queen. (Apparently, she picked up her mother's accent along the way even though she was raised in Britain?) Murray and Carita have an affection for one another, but it is put to the test when he leaves to fight an enemy and his second-in-command starts wreaking havoc on her people. Finally, she's had enough and rises to battle the Romans even at the expense of her relationship with Murray. Carita is lovely (as any former model should be), but her acting inexperience shows much of the time. Murray couldn't possibly be more miscast and he and Carita have only adequate chemistry at best. They do have their own little mini-Ben Hur chariot race which ends up in a swamp, but their great love is not aptly demonstrated in the film. Corri and Pagett play her sisters. One looks old enough to be her mother and dabbles in the occult while the other has a tentative love affair with a local bruiser played by Caffrey. Houston is a raving, rabble-rousing Druid priest who, at times, makes Victor Buono look subtle. Actors like Keir and Troughton attempt to give real performances, but are done in by the pedestrian script. The ad copy for this film promised all sorts of wild events on screen, but most of them are presented in a more-than-tame manner. There is also a heavy dose of hilarious feminine pulchritude on display as scantily-clad ladies show off their bodies with strategic arm, pasty and hair placement to cover the naughtiest bits while they lie around stroking and petting the various men of the cast. One, in particular (referred to as the Nubian slave) is an obviously Caucasian girl in blackface with "Star Trek" make up who probably has more costume changes than the lead! It's not the dullest film ever made and has a few intriguing moments and some eye-catching scenery and costumes, but doesn't hold up as history, nor as titillation.

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