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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 »


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Cast overview:
Gianna Maria Canale ... Amira
Ettore Manni ... Marco Numidio
Mara Cruz ... Zahar
Lina Rosales ... Ramnis
Georges Marchal ... Asclepio
Vega Vinci Vega Vinci ... Armodia
Nando Tamberlani 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 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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November 1959 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Featured in Bitch Slap (2009) See more »

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21 October 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Despite some decent set-pieces and good characterisation, I found THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL to be a pretty dull and routine entry in the peplum genre; even sub-par outings like THE SWORD OF EL CID are more fun. It sounds strange to call a film which features gladiator battles against lions and a full scale uprising against cruel oppressors dull, but there you go.

The problem with THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL is that it just plods along to a joyless climax without making much effort to intrigue or indeed excite the viewer. The various plot elements of the Roman film genre are all present and correct, and yet you get that "seen it all before" feeling about the production.

Not that there's anything particularly at fault here; certainly, seasoned cast members like Gianna Maria Canale and Ettore Manni do their best, and the production values are mid level; the scenes of spectacle are a lot of fun. Yet it's not good enough to come across as a classic, nor is it cheesy enough to be entertaining as a B-movie, nor is it bad enough to laugh at. Instead, it's just a forgettable, middle-of-the-road kind of production.

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