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Messalina ()

Messalina Venere imperatrice (original title)
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Scheming Messalina marries Roman Emperor Claudius but goes too far with a gladiator.

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Messalina / Valeria
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Lucio Massimo (as Spiros Focás)
Carlo Giustini ...
Lusio Geta (as Carlo Justini)
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Aulo Celso (as Gian Carlo Sbragia)
Giulio Donnini ...
Narciso
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Caio Silio
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Silvia (as Arianna Galli)
Marcello Giorda ...
Claudio
Mino Doro ...
Suplicio
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Courtisan Lover of Aulo Ceso
Aroldo Tieri ...
Pirgo Pollinice
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Marcello
Lia Angeleri ...
Vipidia
Vittorio Congia ...
Ortotrago
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Tortured Servant of Messalina (as Paola Gargeloni)
Spartaco Nale ...
Tibuleno
Vladimiro Picciafuochi ...
(as Vladimiro Fochi)
Pix Mullet
Nando Angelini ...
Glauco, Armenian Veteran
Giorgio Zuccaro
Mimmo Poli ...
Drunken Transvestite
Bruno Pagliani
Pietro Di Giulio
Nino Orsini
Bruno Scipioni
Benito Stefanelli
Calisto Calisti
Bruna Cealti
Paola Di Mario
Alberto Plebani
Gilberto Mazzi ...
Consul
Roberto Caporali
Antonio Corevi ...
(as Antonio Correvi)
Alfio Caltabiano ...
(as Alfio Caltapiano)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudio Scarchilli
Janine Hendy ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Ennio Sammartino ...
Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Vittorio Cottafavi

Written by

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Ennio De Concini ... (screenplay)
 
Ennio De Concini ... (story)
 
Mario Guerra ... (screenplay)
 
Mario Guerra ... (story)
 
Carlo Romano ... (screenplay)
 
Carlo Romano ... (story)
 
Duccio Tessari ... (screenplay)
 
Duccio Tessari ... (story)

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Emo Bistolfi ... producer

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Angelo Francesco Lavagnino

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Marco Scarpelli

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Luciano Cavalieri

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Andreina Casini ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Franco Lolli

Production Management

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Alessandro Gori ... production supervisor
Enrico Magretti ... production supervisor
Franco Pollia ... production secretary
Renato Tonini ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Duccio Tessari ... assistant director

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Italo Tomassi ... manager of art department (uncredited)

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Divo Cavicchioli ... still photographer
Mario Cimini ... assistant camera
Pasqualino De Santis ... camera operator
Otello Spila ... assistant camera

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Carlo Savina ... conductor

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Marion Mertes ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

After the tyrannical Emperor Caligula was murdered by his Praetorian Guards, Rome needs a new emperor. The Senators and the Praetorian Guards are undecided who the next emperor should be but finally agree that Claudius, the elderly cousin of Caligula should be chosen to rule. Now they had an emperor, they now had to find him a wife. At the same time, Valeria, a cousin of Claudius, was due to become a priestess in the Temple of Vesta. Valeria is no virgin. She a beautiful temptress, who has had numerous lovers and will marry Claudius, even though he is much older. She doesn't want Claudius. She wants power. Now she will be Valeria Messalina, Empress of Rome. The most powerful woman an in the world!!!! Written by bcarruthers-76500

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Also Known As
  • Messalina (United States)
  • Messaline (France)
  • Messalina (Finland)
  • Messalina (West Germany)
  • Messalina - Vênus Imperial (Brazil)
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  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Belinda Lee : Peplum Actress (15 June 1935 - 12 March 1961) The English actress, Belinda Lee, who played Messalina, died on Monday night on the 12th March 1961 in a spectacular 100-mile-an-hour car crash. She was thrown 63 feet into the air when the back tyre blew, and the car skidded 900 feet and flipped over on its top. Three other people in the car, including her latest love, the Italian screen writer Guatiero Jacopetti, 39, suffered serious injuries in the crash near San Bernardino California, on the way to Los Angeles where she had been acting in a film. Her ashes were interred in the Non-Catholic Cemetery, (Cimetro a Cattolico) in Rome, Italy. She had previously attemped suicide in 1958 after her love affair with the Italian Prince Fillipo Orsini ended. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cinema: Alguns Cortes - Censura III (2015). See more »

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