Italian title: LE VERGINI DI ROMA [The Virgins of Rome]
Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia and Vittorio Cottafavi
starring Sylvia Sims · Louis Jourdan · Nicole Courcel
· Paola Falchi · Michel Piccoli · Ettore Manni
story deals with the founding of Rome. Specifically, warrior chieftain
Drusco wages battles against invading barbarians led by Horatio (played
with savage zeal by Ettore Manni) while his beleaguered Roma is defended
by female warriors.
sprawling, epic film jointly directed by Carlo Bragaglia and Vittorio
Cottafavi. Bragaglia was one of the original Italian filmmakers, helming
his first movie O la Borsa o la Vita (Or the Bag or the Life)
in 1932. Another 63 followed. This film, AMAZONS OF ROME,
was done just before his retirement and he was insisted upon by the
French producer Pierre Bochart after a disagreement between star Louis
Jourdan and Vittorio Cottafavi. Filmmaker Cottafavi made his first movie
in 1943 and became known for his lavish productions, allowing him to
easily drift into the booming "sword-and sandal" market in
the early '60s. He is best known for his MESSALINA
IMPERIAL VENUS and HERCULES
AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN.
An Italian film in English Language; widescreen format, uncut version
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC; extras include original trailer.
For Adult Audiences