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Alone Against Rome (1962)

Solo contro Roma (original title)
A Roman Consul, on his way to fight a border war, stations a garrison of soldiers in a provincial town. The townspeople aren't happy with this situation but decide it's in their best ... See full summary »

Directors:

Luciano Ricci (as Herbert Wise), Riccardo Freda

Writers:

Gianni Astolfi, Ernesto Gastaldi (as Gastad Green) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Lang Jeffries ... Brenno (as Jeffrey Lang)
Rossana Podestà ... Fabiola
Philippe Leroy ... Silla
Gabriele Tinti ... Goruk
Luciana Angiolillo ... Saron's Servant
Renato Terra Renato Terra ... Gladiator Trainer
Goffredo Unger ... (as Frederico Hunger)
Angelo Bastianoni Angelo Bastianoni
Rinaldo Zamperla Rinaldo Zamperla ... Light Blond Prisoner
Djordje Nenadovic Djordje Nenadovic ... Centurio Caius
Giancarlo Bastianoni Giancarlo Bastianoni ... Darker Blond Prisoner
Alfredo Danesi Alfredo Danesi
Franco Nonibasti Franco Nonibasti
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Janez Albreht Janez Albreht
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A Roman Consul, on his way to fight a border war, stations a garrison of soldiers in a provincial town. The townspeople aren't happy with this situation but decide it's in their best interests to cooperate. However, the Tribune left in charge of the garrison proves to be cruel and demanding. He takes over a house for his own use and forces his attentions on Fabiola, the owner's daughter. She reluctantly submits in order to protect the life of her lover, Brenno, who's already been publicly whipped and who's been hauled off to the local arena to provide sport for Roman gladiators. Soon, Brenno and Fabiola's brother are organizing a resistance which will put an end to the Tribune's reign of tyranny. Written by dinky-4

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She sacrificed all to keep her lover alive!


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There were more than 4000 extras watching fight in arena. See more »

Quotes

Brenno: You are making a mistake sparing my life, Roman, for as long as I'm alive, I will never rest until I have killed you.
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 7 (2002) See more »

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A "Demi-God" in the Sword-and-Sandal Pantheon
17 October 2000 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

Competent direction, a well-constructed script, and an above-average cast elevates this "Sword-and-Sandal" production into something close to Grade-A status. In fact, when first viewed on a large theater screen while its colors were still sharp and clear, it must have been a rather impressive piece of work.

Unlike the recent "Gladiator," this movie occasionally drifts into Sunday School posturing about the rise of Christianity, but also unlike that Ridley Scott effort, it knows the value of "beefcake" and "bondage." The arena scenes here feature a number of muscular, bare-chested gladiators and leading-man Lang Jeffries often gets to show off his physique either while fighting duels or while chained to dungeon walls.

That fine actor, Philippe Leroy, adds substance to the role of the villainous Roman, Rossana Podesta makes for a suitable if somewhat subdued heroine, and Gabriele Tinti offers good support as Lang Jeffries' loyal friend.

Early in the movie Jeffries is tied to a column at the edge of the town square and given a flogging. While this flogging can't compare to the one he received in the earlier "Revolt of the Slaves," it does provide an interesting touch. The Roman in charge of the proceedings announces that the punishment will continue until the townspeople fill with gold a Roman shield which has been tossed, concave-side-up, on the ground. As Lang suffers lash after lash, various townspeople come forward, removing their gold jewelry to toss into the shield.

The movie ends with that traditional scene of the hero triumphing so spectacularly in the arena that the crowd demands he be spared. (In these movies, the hero never seems to succeed by intellectual or moral superiority by rather by sheer physical prowess.)


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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