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The Amazons (1973)

Le guerriere dal seno nudo (original title)
A story of a tribe of Amazons in the age of swords and chariots. The film opens with the tribe holding physical contests to select a new queen. Since there are no men in the tribe, they ... See full summary »


Terence Young


Richard Aubrey (original screenplay), Dino Maiuri (screenplay) | 7 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Alena Johnston Alena Johnston ... Antiope
Sabine Sun ... Orytheia
Rosanna Yanni ... Penthesilea
Malisa Longo ... Leuthera
Helga Liné ... High Priestess
Godela H. Meyer Godela H. Meyer
Rebecca Potok ... Melanippe (as Rayna Potok)
Lucy Tiller Lucy Tiller ... Alana
Almut Berg ... Cynara
Claudine Albuquerque Claudine Albuquerque
Anna Petocchi Anna Petocchi
Veronique Floret Veronique Floret
Nathalie Plouvie Nathalie Plouvie
Virginia Rhodes Virginia Rhodes
Ulrike Pesch Ulrike Pesch


A story of a tribe of Amazons in the age of swords and chariots. The film opens with the tribe holding physical contests to select a new queen. Since there are no men in the tribe, they hire men from another nation once a year. After the queen is crowned, the Amazons go to meet a group of Greek soldiers for their annual mating. The king of the Greeks pretends to be a captain and has sex with the queen. Much to the queen's dismay, she quite enjoys having sex with a man. The king recommends to the queen a certain way back home, not knowing there is another tribe of male warriors waiting in ambush. On the way back to their homes, the Amazons are attacked, and they drive off the men. Once home, they decide to pillage the villages of the tribe that ambushed them. The queen bears a male child, who she thinks is left out to die, as male children are not wanted by the Amazons. The queen arranges for another meeting with the Greeks to mate again and also kill them in revenge for their ... Written by Michael Wolf <wolf@midwinter.com>

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Women Warriors as Sensuous as they are Savage. Women Rulers as Passionate as they are Powerful. See more »


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Did You Know?


The two leading actresses didn't particularly get along on the shoot. This can be seen in the catfight scene, as they both give an enthusiastic performance fighting. The dislike is also evident in the scene following that one, in which the two actresses are obliged to be intimate. See more »

Alternate Versions

The English language version The Amazons was distributed in the Middle-East with Arabic subtitles, but censored. See more »


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

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Bare breasts and a lot of talk
4 October 2016 | by RodrigAndrisanSee all my reviews

If you want to see some naked women, riding horses, throwing spears, female warriors fighting each other or with men, or Angelo Infanti eating an apple in almost any scene, this is the film for you. A pile of barren beauty contest and they gave for making this film. There is even a pathetic ballet scene that takes place in a cave. The whole movie is boring. Except maybe the fighting scene between Antiope(Alena Johnston, a beautiful blonde) and Orytheia(a not so beautiful Sabine Sun but, she was the wife of the director, Terence Young). Luciana Paluzzi, the beautiful Fiona from Thunderball(directed by the same Terence Young), has a small role as Phaedra . Riz Ortolani's music (which is very talented) is not great in this one.

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Release Date:

March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

War Goddess See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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