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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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Ennio De Concini (screenplay), Carlo Lizzani (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Horatio
Franca Bettoia ... Marcia (as Franca Bettoja)
Franco Fabrizi ... Curazio
Robert Keith ... Tullio Hostilio - King of Rome
Jacqueline Derval Jacqueline Derval ... Horatia
Luciano Marin Luciano Marin ... Eli
Andrea Aureli ... King of Alba (as Andrea Aurel)
Mino Doro Mino Doro ... Caius
Osvaldo Ruggieri Osvaldo Ruggieri ... Warrior of Alba
Piero Palermini Piero Palermini ... Nevio (as Pietro Palmerini)
Violette Marceau Violette Marceau ... Healing Woman
Umberto Raho ... Grand Priest
Alfredo Varelli Alfredo Varelli ... Sabinus
Evi Marandi ... Slave
Alana Ladd Alana Ladd ... Scilla
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Storyline

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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He hated war but fought for the honor of his family! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

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Country:

Italy | Yugoslavia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 October 1961 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Duel of Champions See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Robert Keith. See more »

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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000) See more »

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Routine Stuff, Nothing Special
20 January 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Romans and the Albans both have been loosing way to many men in battles. 3 brothers from each are chosen in the end to fight to the death in one final battle to settle the dispute but it doesn't quite go as planned.

This is rather drab film. Routine peplum with nothing special to add to the genre, it only gives us one more history peplum to throw into the mix - and a very bland account of it.

Cheers for the costuming and prop eye-candy, boo for the tedious way of telling us the story.

2/10


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