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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mucius
Gabriella Pallotta ... Clelia
... Tarquin
Gabriele Antonini ... Arunte
Maria Pia Conte ... Valeria
Roldano Lupi ... Porsenna
Philippe Hersent ... Publicola
Franco Fantasia ... Claudius
Bernard Farber ... Milone
Nando Angelini ... Etruscan Soldier
Fortunato Arena ... Etruscan Soldier
Tullio Altamura ... Senator
Valerio Tordi ... Servius
... Senator
Gaetano Quartararo ... Senator
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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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Hero of Rome  »

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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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It's OK But Flat
20 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

As far as the story goes, it's another one of those that had the potential to be good but falls flat on it's own script. Cinematography is ordinary, choppy at times. Directing is questionable, some of the shots are really bad. Acting seems okay, I can't hear their real voices it's originally in Italian and it's dubbed it into English but as far as I can tell the acting is fine. The voice actors did okay with the dubbing.

It's just flat, drab. It's not bad at all but really needed a bit more action to "dress it up". What action there is in the film is fine.

Once again we have out of this world costumes for the men, the Roman soldiers mainly (as usual). Standard stuff on the women. There are some cool prop weapons as with all peplum films.

4/10


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