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The Affairs of Messalina ()

Messalina (original title)
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A story, set in Rome of 44 A.D., concerning the amorous and political intrigues of the evil Empress Messalina, the wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius, and her eventual hounding to death.

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Messalina / Messaline (as Maria Felix)
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Caio Silvio / Caius Silvius
Memo Benassi ...
Claudio / Claude
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Cinzia
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Timo / Timus
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Tauro / Taurus
Camillo Pilotto ...
Ottavio / Octave
Jean Tissier ...
Mnester
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Valerio / Valerius Asiaticus
Germaine Kerjean ...
Ismene
Ave Ninchi ...
Locusta / Locuste
Michel Vitold ...
Narciso / Narcissus
Giuseppe Varni ...
Pallante
Luigi Almirante ...
Il gioielliere / Le joallier
Lamberto Picasso ...
L'astrologo / L'astrologue
Gino Saltamerenda ...
Il gestore del lupanare / Le tenacier du lupanar
Cesare Barbetti ...
Lucio / Lucius
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Appolonio / Appolonius (as Achille Majaroni)
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La cristiana / La chrétienne
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giulio Battiferri ...
Marco / Marcus (uncredited)
Hank Bergman ...
Roman soldier guard (uncredited)
Sergio Bergonzelli ...
(uncredited)
Maria Bernardini ...
(uncredited)
Walter Brandi ...
(uncredited)
Livia Cordaro ...
(uncredited)
Alma De Río ...
(uncredited)
Carlo Duse ...
(uncredited)
Pasquale Fasciano ...
Un ceffo della suburra / Un malfrat des bas-quartiers (uncredited)
Armando Furlai ...
(uncredited)
Greta Gonda ...
Giulia / Julia (uncredited)
Nino Javert ...
(uncredited)
Guglielmo Leoncini ...
(uncredited)
Elena Leone ...
(uncredited)
Pino Locchi ...
(uncredited)
Lia Murano ...
Una ancella / Une servante (uncredited)
Elsa Pavani ...
(uncredited)
Alberto Plebani ...
(uncredited)
Nino Randa ...
(uncredited)
Ugo Sasso ...
(uncredited)
Roberto Spiombi ...
(uncredited)
Bruno Tocci ...
(uncredited)
Darix Togni ...
(uncredited)
Pietro Tordi ...
Un ceffo della suburra / Un malfrat des bas-quartiers (uncredited)
Amedeo Trilli ...
Il guardia del carcere / Le gardien de la prison (uncredited)

Directed by

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Carmine Gallone

Written by

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Carmine Gallone ... (story) &
Vittorio Nino Novarese ... (screenplay) &
Albert Valentin ... (screenplay) &
Pierre Laroche ... (dialogue) &
Cesare Ludovici ... (dialogue)

Produced by

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Carmine Gallone ... producer
Cesáreo González ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Renzo Rossellini

Cinematography by

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Anchise Brizzi

Film Editing by

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Niccolò Lazzari

Production Design by

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Gastone Medin

Art Direction by

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Vittorio Nino Novarese ... (as Professor V.N. Novarese)

Set Decoration by

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Gastone Medin

Costume Design by

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Vittorio Nino Novarese ... (as V.N. Novarese)
Anna Maria Feo ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Raimondo Van Riel ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Gualberto Bagnoli ... production supervisor (as Gualtero Bagnoli)
Carlo Bugiani ... production manager
Giulio Fiaschi ... production manager
Livio Pavanelli ... unit manager
Jacques Plante ... production manager (as Jacques Planté)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dagmar Bolin ... assistant director
Franco Cirino ... assistant director (as F. Cirino Pomicino)
Carlo Duse ... assistant director
Jean-Marc Paulin ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Luben Christoff ... assistant set decorator
Ugo Pericoli ... property master
Italo Tomassi ... head scenic painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Umberto Picistrelli ... sound engineer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alberto Fusi ... camera operator
Ettore Pesce ... still photographer

Other crew

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Carla Gervasi ... script supervisor
Viola Heermann ... choreographer (as Sigra Viola Heermann)
Nicodemo Tommaso ... gladiator fights
Marino Vaccà ... production secretary
Lydia Simoneschi ... voice dubbing: Maria Felix (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Empress of love in an era of sin! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Messaline (France)
  • Mesalina (Spain)
  • The Affairs of Messalina (United States)
  • The Affair of Messalina (United Kingdom)
  • Die grausame Schöne - Messalina (Germany)
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  • 109 min
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