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Duel of Champions (1961)

Orazi e Curiazi (original title)
A duel takes place in order to put an end to the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans. Three valiant brothers are chosen for each side. The Romans choose three brothers: ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Horatio
... Marcia (as Franca Bettoja)
... Curazio
... Tullio Hostilio - King of Rome
Jacqueline Derval ... Horatia
Luciano Marin ... Eli
Andrea Aureli ... King of Alba (as Andrea Aurel)
Mino Doro ... Caius
Osvaldo Ruggieri ... Warrior of Alba
Piero Palermini ... Nevio (as Pietro Palmerini)
Violette Marceau ... Healing Woman
... Grand Priest
Alfredo Varelli ... Sabinus
... Slave
Alana Ladd ... Scilla
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A duel takes place in order to put an end to the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans. Three valiant brothers are chosen for each side. The Romans choose three brothers: the Orazi. The Albans are represented by the Curiazi. During the fierce and bloody final duel the Romans defeat their opponents. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Final film of Robert Keith. See more »

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OK movie creates sense of sadness
13 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

The story of this movie has been described here by others and suffice it to say I found the movie to be very average. I think the really memorable aspect was the chance to see Alan Ladd and Robert Keith at the end of their careers. Alan Ladd would go on to make two other movies before his untimely death at 50. Unfortunately, from this movie, it is clear that his personal and professional lives were in decline at this time. He appears sluggish and bloated with only the infrequent flashing of a smile to remind viewers of past glories. Although he plays a general his performance doesn't really command the screen. If you want to see him, in his later movies, I would suggest you pass this up and settle for his final role, in the Carpetbaggers, which shows much more bite. Secondly, this represented the final film in the long career of actor Robert Keith (here playing the King of Rome). Although, by modern standards, a relatively young man (63) when this movie was made, it would be his last before his death five years later. He appears very frail but conveys a strong sense of dignity and maintains a masterful diction. Perhaps, given the combination, a suitable finale for a character lead.


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