Amazons of Rome


1h 36m 1963

Brief Synopsis

Ancient Rome is threatened with invasion from the Etruscans.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le vergini di Roma, Les vierges de Rome
Genre
Action
Adventure
Historical
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 10 Apr 1963
Production Company
Cine Italia; Criterion Film; Régina
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

In 476 B. C., Rome is besieged by the Etruscans, who are aided by Greek soldiers and Gallic horsemen led by Drusco. The Etruscan chief, Porsenna, grants a truce on condition that Rome provide 1000 hostages as security. Drusco, captivated by Clelia, leader of a valiant squadron of Roman women, demands that the women be included among the hostages. Meanwhile, Lucilla, an Etruscan noblewoman, agitates among the Greeks for the destruction of Rome. She arranges to have Drusco's men relieved of the duty of guarding the women, and, when they have left the camp on a mission, she plies the Etruscans with drink in the hope that they will assault the hostages. Clelia and her army escape to Rome, but the truce is now shattered. The Etruscans attack Rome, but Clelia's warriors travel underground through the sewers to attack the enemy from the rear. The Etruscans gain the advantage, but Drusco intervenes, makes peace with Rome, and proposes marriage to Clelia.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le vergini di Roma, Les vierges de Rome
Genre
Action
Adventure
Historical
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 10 Apr 1963
Production Company
Cine Italia; Criterion Film; Régina
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Articles

Amazons of Rome


Ancient Rome is threatened with invasion from the Etruscans.
Amazons Of Rome

Amazons of Rome

Ancient Rome is threatened with invasion from the Etruscans.

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Notes

Rome opening: August 1961 as Le vergini di Roma; running time: ca80 min. Paris opening: May 1961 as Les vierges de Rome; running time: 98 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in France May 1961

Released in Italy August 1961

Released in United States March 6, 1963

Released in United States Spring March 6, 1963

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Released in United States March 6, 1963 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States Spring March 6, 1963

Released in France May 1961

Released in Italy August 1961