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Messalina, Messalina (1977)

Messalina, Messalina! (original title)
The story of Messalina's rise to power amid her relationship with Emperor Claudius.


Bruno Corbucci


Mario Amendola (screenplay), Bruno Corbucci (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Anneka Di Lorenzo Anneka Di Lorenzo ... Messalina
Vittorio Caprioli ... Claudius
Giancarlo Prete ... Gaius Silius
Lori Wagner Lori Wagner ... Agrippina (as Lory Kay Wagner)
Raf Luca Raf Luca
Bombolo Bombolo ... Zenturio Bisone
Pino Ferrara Pino Ferrara
Sal Borgese ... Mevius
Alessandra Cardini Alessandra Cardini ... Calpurnia
Luca Sportelli Luca Sportelli
Ombretta De Carlo Ombretta De Carlo
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Senofonte (as Primo Marco Tulli)
Viviana Larice Viviana Larice
Lino Toffolo ... Giulio Nelio, the Man from Venice
Tomas Milian ... Baba


The story of Messalina's rise to power amid her relationship with Emperor Claudius.

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Adventure | Comedy


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The production recycled virtually all of the $20 million worth of sets, costumes, props, and extras from Caligula (1979), when it was feared that the latter would never be released due to numerous pending lawsuits. In the opening credits, there is a legal statement acknowledging this: "Certain elements of the sets and decorations created for the film Caligula by Danilo Donati have been used in the production of this film without his consent." See more »


When the fly is buzzing around in front of the Roman guard's face (just before he eats it), if you look carefully, as it flies in front of his face, you can barely see the string holding up the fake fly being dangled in front of the actor's face. See more »

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Not the original
5 October 1999 | by crack-4See all my reviews

I found this in the 'adult' section and mistook it for the original caligula until i got home and realized I'd gotten some shoddy knockoff. (BTW, the original is playing in select cities this month, mine included, see it if you can) This film is basically about Messalina going around and cheating on her old husband w/several men and women. There isnt much else to say about this movie. It ends with a graphic, but poorly done, fight scene. Limbs, heads, etc are chopped off right and left. So if you're looking for a grainy, looks-like-it-was-done-on-a- public-access-camera, boring story, lots of nudity but not very graphic sex movie, check this one out.

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Release Date:

11 August 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Caligula: Sins of Rome See more »

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Medusa Distribuzione See more »
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Color (Telecolor)
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