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Romulus and the Sabines (1961)

Il ratto delle sabine (original title)
The classic story from the early days of Rome where there are no women. Romulus, the founder of Rome, finds women to be wives from Sabina where there are a lot of women. The Sabine men, of ... See full summary »

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Richard Pottier

Writers:

Edoardo Anton (story and screenplay), Carlo Infascelli (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Romulus
Mylène Demongeot ... Rea
Giorgia Moll ... Lavinia (as Georgia Mool)
Scilla Gabel ... Dusia
Marino Masé ... Leno
Jean Marais ... Marte
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Venere / Venus
Folco Lulli ... King Titus Tazio
Luisa Mattioli Luisa Mattioli ... Silvia
Francis Blanche ... Mezio
Nietta Zocchi Nietta Zocchi ... Ersilia, Titus' Wife
Dina De Santis Dina De Santis ... Marzia
Claude Conty Claude Conty ... Tarquinius
Walter Barnes ... Stilicone
Dada Gallotti Dada Gallotti ... Flaminia
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The classic story from the early days of Rome where there are no women. Romulus, the founder of Rome, finds women to be wives from Sabina where there are a lot of women. The Sabine men, of course, attack Rome to get their wives and daughters back. Written by Anonymous

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The Warrior Who Founded Rome! The Kidnapping That Founded An Empire!


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Country:

Italy | France | Yugoslavia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 November 1961 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Romulus and the Sabines See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 35957 delivered on 9-11-1961. See more »

Connections

Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005) See more »

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almost nice
25 July 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

childish, heroic in few moments but not impressive. testimony of a time , in which blockbusters are skin for historical subjects, it is seductive only for cast. and for ambiguous intentions of director. sure, Roger Moore or Jean Marais are perfect names for epic but, in same time, important source of frustration. because the beautiful story is a strange mixture of feminism, myths, jokes and love story. all in same place, maybe the public is master of choices. the tale is thin, the fight scenes - nice, the beauty - not spectacular but interesting for understand sensitivity of a time. but the central error is its role of page from a movie type. after so many films inspired by Antiquity it is difficult to be happy at meeting with "Il ratto delle sabine". not for the force of the other creations - it is not Spartacus or Ben Hur - but for the ambition of director to say all in not well manner.


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