Legions of the Nile

Legions of the Nile (Italian: Le legioni di Cleopatra, French: Les légions de Cléopâtre, Spanish: Las legiones de Cleopatra) is an Eastmancolor 1959 Italian-French-Spanish historical epic adventure film written and directed by Vittorio Cottafavi.[1][2]

Legions of the Nile
Directed byVittorio Cottafavi
Produced byRobert de Nesle
Natividad Zaro
Written byEnnio De Concini
Vittorio Cottafavi
Giorgio Cristallini
Arnaldo Marrosu
StarringLinda Cristal
Ettore Manni
Georges Marchal
Music byRenzo Rossellini
CinematographyMario Pacheco
Edited byLuciano Cavalieri
Julio Peña
Alexandra Produzioni Cinematografiche
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox
Release date

Plot summary

A traveler from Greece to Alexandria seeks an audience with Cleopatra and employment as a gladiator at the time of the Roman conquest of Egypt.



  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.

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