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A Roman Orgy (1911)
"L'orgie romaine" (original title)

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The dissolute Emperor Heliogabalus dresses as a woman, and looses lions among his guests.

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Héliogabale
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Luitz-Morat
Léonce Perret
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The dissolute Emperor Heliogabalus dresses as a woman, and looses lions among his guests.

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24 November 1911 (France)  »

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Heliogabalus, tyrant of Rome  »

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Lions!!!
3 April 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this film set in ancient Rome is NOT nearly on par with contemporary films on the subject (such as the early versions of "Quo Vadis?" and "Maciste"), I was very impressed because the film makers had a lot of nice costumes and sets (for 1911) and, believe it or not, lions running around the set!! Yes...LIONS!! Cool, certainly, but unfortunately not enough to make this a must-see film! The film begins with Emperor Héliogabale (or "Elagabal" or "Heliogabalus") putting on a weird fashion show. Then you see him act cruel and petty until eventually his own soldiers kill him. But, most importantly, there is NOT ONE BIT OF ROMAN ORGY to be found in this film! Anyone wanting to see nudity or debauchery should look elsewhere! Overall, the film looked nice but came off as episodic and disappointing (not just because of the lack of salaciousness).


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