Amazons of Rome
Amazons of Rome (Italian: Le vergini di Roma) is a 1961 peplum film. During production, tensions brewed between Louis Jordan and director Vittorio Cottafavi which led to Cottafavi being replaced with Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia.
|Amazons of Rome|
American film poster
|Edited by||Michael Leroy|
The newly founded republic of Rome is at war with king Porcenna, king of Etrusca and his allies led by the barbarian general, Drusco. After fierce fighting Drusco offers a truce but demands that the Romans offer hostages as a sign of good faith, including Clelia, the leader of a group of woman warriors. Soon the peace treaty is broken and the Roman army, under the command of Horatio Cocles, or "Cyclops" ( because he lost an eye fighting when he was younger, ) prepare to make their last stand at the Sublicus Bridge over the River Tiber.
- Louis Jourdan as Drusco
- Sylvia Syms as Clelia
- Jean Chevrier as Porcenna, Etruscan leader
- Nicole Courcel as Lucilla, Porcenna's wife
- Ettore Manni as Horatio / Cocles, Roman Consul
- Paola Falchi as Aurelia
- Renaud Mary as Stravos
- Michel Piccoli as Console Publicola
- Corrado Pani as Muzio Scevola
- Nicolas Vogel as Rasmal
- María Luisa Rolando as Donna Romana
- Carlo Giustini as Bruto
- Jacques Dufilho
- Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916.