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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Scott ... Mucius
Gabriella Pallotta ... Clelia
Massimo Serato ... Tarquin
Gabriele Antonini Gabriele Antonini ... Arunte
Maria Pia Conte ... Valeria
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

Rome is in peril and only a hero such as General Gaius Scaevola can save the day. He is badly needed to help the people of Rome rid themselves of their Etruscan overlords. The city of Rome is in turmoil. Its tyrant king, Tarquinias, has been overthrown and has fled to nearby Etruria. He begs Porsenna, the king of the Etruscans for help. He needs his army in order to regain power. Porsenna finally agrees and now the newly founded republic of Rome is at war. Tarquinius and the Etruscan army control Rome. Rome is under siege, its people are starving. Legendary heroes come in all shapes and sizes but there is only one Scaevola, "the iron fist." Written by bcarruthers-76500

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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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Our hero, Gordon Scott, who plays Mucius in the movie "Hero of Rome" also played Tarzan in five movies between 1955 and 1960. See more »

Quotes

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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What a brave man!!!!
25 January 2019 | by bcarruthers-76500See all my reviews

In this movie Gaius Mucius Scaevola, the heroic general goes down in history by being remembered by his act of bravery. When captured bythe Etruscans in 508 BC he puts his right hand, his sword hand, into the flames rather than become a traitor. That meant he had to use his left hand from then on and "Scaevola" today means " left handed" in Italian. Mucius saves his beloved Clelia from the tyrant Tarquinius, the last king of Rome who he kills in a duel and saves the newly Roman republic from their Etruscan overlords. This by far a better " Sword & Sandal movie with a love story, plenty of action, battles with spectacular scenery surrounding a historical backstage. Our hero Mucius, (Gordon Scott) played Tarzan in five films of the Tarzan series between 1955 and 1960. bcarruthers-76500


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