Fire Over Rome

Fire Over Rome (Italian: Il incendio di Roma) is a 1965 Italian peplum film directed by Guido Malatesta.[2]

Fire Over Rome
Directed byGuido Malatesta
Produced byGiorgio Marzelli[1]
Screenplay by
  • Guido Malatesta
  • Giorgio Marzelli[1]
Music by
  • Guido Robuschi
  • Gian Stellari[1]
CinematographyAldo Greci[1]
Edited byEnzo Alfonzi[1]
  • GMC
  • Jadran Film[1]
Release date
  • 20 March 1965 (1965-03-20) (Italy)
Running time
80 minutes[1]


After successfully campaigning in Gaul for several years, Consul Marcus Valerius arrived back in Rome with his legion. He and his men were looking forward to celebrating their return with their families and friends. The fearless warrior expected his Emperor to be pleased with his conquests, but Nero showed little interest. Other priorities were far more important. Nero ordered Marcus to assist Menecrate, the hated leader of the Praetorian Guards, in cleansing the city of its Christian presence but he refused and resigned as Consul in protest. He was immediately sentenced to death and his legion disbanded. Marcus Valerius is a valiant soldier and the killing of innocent people goes against all his principals. The former hero is now the hunted.



Fire Over Rome was released as Il incendio di Roma in Italy on 20 March 1965.[1]

See also


  1. Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 58.
  2. Fire Over Rome (1965), retrieved 2018-08-02


  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916.
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