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Hero of Rome -- Muscle star Gordon Scott (Goliath and the Vampires) stars in the epic Hero of Rome, a tale of action and dishonor. When Scott attempts to slay the leader of an opposing army, his failure prompts him to thrust his killing hand into a blazing fire as penance. He then must learn to fight one-handed and reclaim his honor in this rousing adventure from director Giorgio Ferroni (Mill of the Stone Women).


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Release Date:
25 June 1964 (Italy) See more »
A story of justice and tyranny with the fate of Rome in the balance. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Gordon Scott ... Mucius
Gabriella Pallotta ... Clelia
Massimo Serato ... Tarquin
Gabriele Antonini ... Arunte
Maria Pia Conte ... Valeria
Roldano Lupi ... Porsenna
Philippe Hersent ... Publicola
Franco Fantasia ... Claudius
Bernard Farber ... Milone
Nando Angelini ... Etruscan Soldier
Fortunato Arena ... Etruscan Soldier
Tullio Altamura ... Senator
Valerio Tordi ... Servius
Attilio Dottesio ... Senator
Gaetano Quartararo ... Senator
Antonio Corevi ... Etruscan Physician
Gianni Baghino ... Etruscan Soldier

Directed by
Giorgio Ferroni 
Writing credits
Alberta Montanti (based on a story by)

Antonio Visone (scenario)

Remigio Del Grosso  screenplay

Original Music by
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino  (as A. Francesco Lavagnino)
Cinematography by
Augusto Tiezzi 
Film Editing by
Antonietta Zita 
Production Design by
Antonio Visone 
Art Direction by
Gérard Cohen 
Joëlle Janin 
Set Decoration by
Carlo Gentili 
Costume Design by
Elio Micheli 
Makeup Department
Salvatore Cotroneo .... hair stylist
Massimo Giustini .... makeup artist
Violetta Pacelli .... hair stylist
Production Management
Diego Alchimede .... production manager
Italo Tallone .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giorgio Stegani .... assistant director
Sound Department
Guido Felicioni .... sound
Pietro Ortolani .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Allegretti .... camera operator
Giovanni Bonivento .... assistant camera
Renato Mascagno .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Graziella Zita .... assistant editor
Other crew
Giovanni Siracusa .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Il colosso di Roma" - Italy (original title)
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USA:90 min | Italy:90 min | France:85 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Arunte:[to Muzio] Perhaps when you've felt the most horrible of all tortures, you'll become a little more reasonable.See more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The first 2 minutes, 3 October 2005
Author: heliopause from Baltimore, Maryland

What singles out this feature is the grandeur of the first 2 minutes. What follows is a presentation typical of so many other works of this genre. The musical overture towers over this work like a mountain over a rolling plain.

The musical overture, written by A. Francesco Lavagnino, the great prolific Italian composer of this era, is another inspiring work that convinces one that this composer could have been a giant among classical composers of an earlier time.

Another feature, Duel of the Champions, contains an overture of similar stature written by Lavagnino. So, enjoy the first 2 minutes, and if you like movies within this genre, you may find this entertaining as well. After all, Gordon Scott is a pretty good substitution for Steve Reeves.

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