Julius Caesar Against the Pirates

Julius Caesar Against the Pirates (Italian: Giulio Cesare contro i pirati) is a 1962 Italian adventure film written and directed by Sergio Grieco and starring Gustavo Rojo, Abbe Lane and Gordon Mitchell.[2][3] It is loosely based on actual events from the early life of Julius Caesar.

Julius Caesar Against the Pirates
Directed bySergio Grieco
Produced byGastone Gugliemetti[1]
Screenplay by
  • Gino Mangini
  • Fabio De Agostini
  • Maria Grazia Borgiotti
  • Sergio Grieco[1]
Story byMaria Grazia Borgiotti[1]
Music byCarlo Innocenzi[1]
CinematographyVincenzo Seratrice[1]
Edited byEnzo Alfonzi[1]
Release date
  • 23 April 1962 (1962-04-23) (Italy)
Running time
93 minutes[1]


It's 75 BC and Rome is in turmoil. Killers are on the loose. The dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix is having all the Roman Senators who refuse to support him murdered. Julius Caesar must flee due to his wife's Cornelia family's ties to Sulla's enemies. Caesar decides to flee Rome to the court of his friend, King Nicomedes of Bithynia. While traveling to Mileto, Caesar is captured by pirates and taken to their island fortress on the island of Formacusa. The pirates led by Hamar are engaged in hostilities with Bithynia, and Caesar swears that once he has paid his ransom of fifty talents of gold, he will return and destroy the pirates.



Julius Caesar Against the Pirates was shot at INCOM studios in Rome with sea battle scenes filmed in Yugoslavia.[1]


Julius Caesar Against the Pirates was released in Italy on April 23, 1962.[1]



  1. Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 30.
  2. Della Casa, Steve; Giusti, Marco. Il grande libro di Ercole. pp. 164–165. Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Edizioni Sabinae, 2013. ISBN 978-88-98623-051.
  3. Casadio, Gianfranco. I mitici eroi. p. 258. Longo Editore, 2007. ISBN 978-88-8063-529-1.


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