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Hero of Rome (1964)

Il colosso di Roma (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 25 June 1964 (Italy)
A story of justice and tyranny with the fate of Rome in the balance.

Director:

Giorgio Ferroni

Writers:

Alberta Montanti (based on a story by), Antonio Visone (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Scott ... Mucius
Gabriella Pallotta Gabriella Pallotta ... Clelia
Massimo Serato ... Tarquin
Gabriele Antonini Gabriele Antonini ... Arunte
Maria Pia Conte ... Valeria
Roldano Lupi Roldano Lupi ... Porsenna
Philippe Hersent Philippe Hersent ... Publicola
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Claudius
Bernard Farber Bernard Farber ... Milone
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini ... Etruscan Soldier
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Etruscan Soldier
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Senator
Valerio Tordi Valerio Tordi ... Servius
Attilio Dottesio ... Senator
Gaetano Quartararo Gaetano Quartararo ... Senator
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Storyline

In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to stop him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 June 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hero of Rome See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Arunte: [to Muzio] Perhaps when you've felt the most horrible of all tortures, you'll become a little more reasonable.
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The first 2 minutes
3 October 2005 | by heliopauseSee all my reviews

What singles out this feature is the grandeur of the first 2 minutes. What follows is a presentation typical of so many other works of this genre. The musical overture towers over this work like a mountain over a rolling plain.

The musical overture, written by A. Francesco Lavagnino, the great prolific Italian composer of this era, is another inspiring work that convinces one that this composer could have been a giant among classical composers of an earlier time.

Another feature, Duel of the Champions, contains an overture of similar stature written by Lavagnino. So, enjoy the first 2 minutes, and if you like movies within this genre, you may find this entertaining as well. After all, Gordon Scott is a pretty good substitution for Steve Reeves.


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