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Revak the Rebel (1960)

The Barbarians (original title)
Revak is an Iberian prince from Penda, a small island where the Carthagian fleet ransacked and enslaved the surviving native men, including him. After an eventful passage aboard a galley, ... See full summary »

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writers:

John Lee Mahin (screenplay), Martin Rackin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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The Barbarians (TV Series 2020)

The famous battle of the Teutoburg Forest, in which Germanic warriors halted the northward advance of the Roman Empire in AD 9, is the focus of "The Barbarians."

Stars: Jeanne Goursaud, Laurence Rupp, David Schütter
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Palance ... Revak - the Barbarian Celt
Milly Vitale ... Princess Cherata
Guy Rolfe ... Kainus - Governor of Carthage
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Varro - Roman Slave
Richard Wyler ... Capt. Lycursus - Greek Mercenary
Didi Sullivan Didi Sullivan ... Valeria - Roman Slave (as Deirdre Sullivan)
Joseph Cuby ... Babu - Egyptian Slave
John Alderson John Alderson ... Carthaginean Officer
George Ehling George Ehling ... King of Penda (as Georges Ehling)
Frederic Ross Frederic Ross
Melody O'Brian Melody O'Brian ... Creoda (as Melody O'Brien)
Richard Watson
Pietro Ceccarelli Pietro Ceccarelli ... Deliasis - Champion Gladiator (as Puccio Ceccarelli)
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Revak is an Iberian prince from Penda, a small island where the Carthagian fleet ransacked and enslaved the surviving native men, including him. After an eventful passage aboard a galley, Revak becomes an elephant driver in Carthage city, and could become the favorite of mighty women, but has only one thirst: bloody revenge, at all cost, so the barbarian makes common cause with the attacking Romans, Carthage's historical enemy and rival for Mediterranean hegemony, scorning love... Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rivak the Barbarian See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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My initiation to Swords and Sandals cinema
22 June 2009 | by GJValentSee all my reviews

I was at my cousins house when this telecast started. He proclaimed,'Rivak the Barbarian, this should be good'! So, we watched it. According to the IMDb info, I have the title correct, and, if the date is right, I was ten years old. I don't have that many memories of pre-1960 TV, so, this is right on the cusp. It was my first viewing of, (future Oscar winner), Jack Palance. Perfect facial features for a 'barbarian'. I recall an early line of his, something like,'what in the name of creation is that', upon his first sighting of an elephant. That's about where the memories end. Apparently it was on NBC before hardly anybody, (including us), had color TV. It led to a mid 1960s fandom of Hercules type flicks on TV.


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