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The Warrior and the Slave Girl (1958)

La rivolta dei gladiatori (original title)
Marcus Numidius (Ettore Manni), a Roman tribune sent to Armenia to put down a gladiators' revolt, captures the rebels' popular leader, Aselepius (Georges Marchal). Princess Amira (Gianna ... See full summary »


Vittorio Cottafavi


Gian Paolo Callegari (scenario) (as Gianpaolo Callegari), Francesco De Feo (scenario) | 5 more credits »




Cast overview:
Gianna Maria Canale ... Amira
Ettore Manni ... Marco Numidio
Mara Cruz Mara Cruz ... Zahar
Lina Rosales ... Ramnis
Georges Marchal ... Asclepio
Vega Vinci Vega Vinci ... Armodia
Nando Tamberlani ... Senatore Lucilio
Renato Montalbano Renato Montalbano ... Fabrizio
Fidel Martín Fidel Martín ... Osro
Eulália del Pino ... Serva (as Eulalia Del Pino)
Rafael Durán ... Ministro Burkala (as Rafael Duran)
Salvatore Furnari ... Astarte
Jesús Tordesillas ... Crisippo (as Jesus Tordesillas)


Marcus Numidius (Ettore Manni), a Roman tribune sent to Armenia to put down a gladiators' revolt, captures the rebels' popular leader, Aselepius (Georges Marchal). Princess Amira (Gianna Maria Canale), with ambitions of being Queen and jealous of Asclepius' popularity, plans his death in the arena by substituting a lion for his human opponent. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Italian censorship visa # 27912 delivered on 11-10-1958. See more »


In some scenes, the anamorphic lens on the camera is fixed out of alignment and is twisted to the left, which makes the image and everyone in it lean to the right on the film. See more »


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Competent historical drama.
8 May 2021 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Once again we see a really well put together sword and sandal drama; colourful and replete with grand scale cinematography that is really badly let down by some shockingly wooden acting and a really poor example of the dubbing artist's art. Ettore Manni is adequate as the tribune "Numidio" sent to quell a gladiator's revolt. In Armenia. He quickly apprehends their leader, the charismatic "Asclepio" (Georges Marchal) but both fall foul of the Princess "Amira" (Gianna Maria Canale). What ensues is quite a fun adventure with plenty of lion taming; sword fighting and a fair degree of well choreographed wrestling - helped, no end, by the tiny and feisty Salvatore Furnari ("Astarte"). It packs quite a lot into 90 minutes, and once it gets going is not bad at all - but the dubbing is dreadful. Out of sync and populated with third rate, mid-Atlantic drawled voice talents that rob the film of anything remotely exciting. If you get an opportunity to watch, try to see the original "La rivolta dei gladiatori" and use your own imagination, and the competent score, to augment what you see. Much better that way.

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