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Carthage in Flames (1960)

Cartagine in fiamme (original title)
Historical drama depicting the last of the Punic Wars between the Roman Republic and Carthage.


Carmine Gallone




Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Brasseur ... Sidone
Daniel Gélin ... Phegor
Anne Heywood ... Fulvia
Aldo Silvani Aldo Silvani ... Hermon
Ilaria Occhini Ilaria Occhini ... Ophir
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Astarito
José Suárez ... Hiram
Terence Hill ... Tsour
Gianrico Tedeschi Gianrico Tedeschi ... Eleo
Edith Peters Edith Peters ... Sarepta
Cesare Fantoni Cesare Fantoni ... Assian
Erno Crisa ... Asdrubak
Fernand Ledoux
Arnoldo Foà
Camillo Pilotto Camillo Pilotto


Historical drama depicting the last of the Punic Wars between the Roman Republic and Carthage.

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Plot Keywords:

peplum | carthage | ancient rome | See All (3) »


Wild Roman hordes ravage a golden city!


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Italy | France



Release Date:

25 January 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Fonolux)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Referenced in Excelsior (2013) See more »

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Spectacle, history and romance collide to make a messy epic
4 August 2008 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Huge scale historical romance set against the backdrop of the Rome/ Carthage wars in the 2nd century BC. The production is amazing with a scale and a look that few films, even the Hollywood epics ever matched. As jaw dropping spectacle the film is top of the heap. However the film suffers from a storyline that is at best soap opera as a wounded soldier is saved by a priestess who falls in love with him while he has love elsewhere. Things get complicated as the soldier leaves to rescue his lady love with the priestess in tow, causing a great deal of friction for everyone. At the same time the Romans attack Carthage…and then it gets even more complicated. It seemed to have been plotted by a monkey on espresso who just wanted to keep things movie, since there is way too much going on since after awhile I began to get lost.(being tired didn't help either).Its not bad its just ..please stop enough already. Worth a look for those who like spectacle or for those who like historical romance.

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