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Amazons of Rome (1961)

Le vergini di Roma (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 6 March 1963 (USA)
A warrior chieftain dashes between his barbaric allies and a beleaguered city that's being defended by embattled women warriors.


Luigi Emmanuele (screenplay), Luigi Emmanuele (story) | 3 more credits »




Credited cast:
Louis Jourdan ... Drusco
Sylvia Syms ... Clelia
Jean Chevrier ... Porcenna - Etruscan Leader
Nicole Courcel ... Lucilla - Porcenna's Wife
Ettore Manni ... Horatio / Cocles - Roman Consul
Paola Falchi Paola Falchi ... Aurelia
Renaud Mary Renaud Mary ... Stravos
Michel Piccoli ... Console Publicola
Corrado Pani ... Muzio Scevola
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ... Rasmal
María Luisa Rolando María Luisa Rolando ... Donna Romana
Carlo Giustini ... Bruto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Dufilho
Andrej Gardenin Andrej Gardenin ... Fencer


In 476 BC the new republic of Rome is at war with king Porcenna of Etrusca and his allies led by the the barbarian general, Drusco. After fierce fighting Drusco offers a truce but demands that the Romans offer hostages as a sign of good faith, including Clelia, the leader of a group of women warriors. Soon the peace treaty is broken and the Roman legion, under the command of Horatio Cocles "Cyclops", prepare to make their last stand at the Sublicus Bridge. Written by bcarruthers-76500

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A Thousand Tempting Beauties ... They Fought Like Ten Thousand Unchained Tigers !


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Passed by the British Board of Film Censors on 5 April 1968 with a "U" certificate, and then shown to the press and trade at United Artists' Own Theatre preview cinema in London on 23 April 1968. Thereafter, UA sent the film to only a token few cinemas during the second half of 1968, playing at Birmingham (Kings Norton and Ward End), Blackpool, Edinburgh, Hull and Manchester. See more »


Drusus, the barbarian general played by Louis Jourdan is seen eating a water melon. The cultivation of watermelons is identified in the Mediterranean with the centuries following the fall of the Roman Empire. See more »


Horatio: [Giving his men encouragement at the bridge before being attacked] A Roman makes a good hero if he dies at the end of a battle, but if he gets killed in the first skirmish, he's a fool.
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Passable Peplum about those early Roman days with the Etruscans
18 January 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I really love the crack another viewer made about casting the urbane Louis Jourdan as a barbarian warrior. Was not Cary Grant available? I could not possibly top that.

Other than ludicrous casting Amazons Of Rome is a passably interesting peplum picture concerning those events in early Roman history when it was just trying to survive as a city against some very nasty Etruscans who rule the countryside. The legendary hero Horatio is played by Italian actor Ettore Manni who did more than a few of these kind of films.

While Horatio is trying to regroup and retrain an army, the women of Rome take to the field led by the aristocratic Sylvia Sims. It's there that she meets Jourdan. If they can make peace, is it possible for the rest?

The Etruscan leader is played by Julien Chevrier who would like a permanent peace, but has some folks who are looking for glory and conquest and as long as they get it doesn't matter how much blood is spilled.

Poor Louis Jourdan, he looks like he is annoyed that a table at Maxim's isn't ready.

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