Carthage in Flames


2h 1961

Film Details

Also Known As
Cartagine in fiamme, Carthage en flammes
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
New York opening: 25 Jan 1961
Production Company
C. C. F. Lux; Gallone Produzione; Lux Film
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the book Cartagine in fiamme by Emilio Salgari (Genoa, 1908).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.20 : 1

Synopsis

In 146 B. C., as Roman legions lay siege to Carthage, Hiram, an exiled soldier-statesman, rescues a beautiful Roman, Fulvia, from a sacrificial altar. Hiram's enemy, the wily Phegor, pursues them; but after a battle at sea, Hiram eludes Phegor and returns in secret to Carthage, where he learns that his beloved Ophir has been betrothed by her father to wed a young warrior, Tsour. Hiram abducts Ophir and takes to sea once more. Phegor then captures Fulvia, whom he covets, and Hiram again tries to rescue her, but this time he is caught. Fulvia, in love with Hiram, arranges for his escape by promising to give herself to Phegor. As the Roman legions advance, Hiram appears before the grand council and volunteers to lead an army. Tsour, sensing the sincerity of the offer, aligns himself with Hiram and joins him in going to meet the Romans; but they are unable to win the battle, and Tsour dies in combat. Hiram flees with Ophir to the safety of his ship as the Romans enter Carthage. Fulvia seeks out Phegor, embraces him, and drags him to his death in the flaming ruins of the city.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cartagine in fiamme, Carthage en flammes
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
New York opening: 25 Jan 1961
Production Company
C. C. F. Lux; Gallone Produzione; Lux Film
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the book Cartagine in fiamme by Emilio Salgari (Genoa, 1908).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.20 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in Rome in January 1960 as Cartagine in fiamme; running time: 120 min; in Paris in March 1960 as Carthage en flammes; running time: 115 min. Foreign release in Super-Technirama 70.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 1, 1961

Released in United States Winter January 25, 1961

Released in USA in 35mm prints.

Super Technirama 70

Released in United States Winter January 25, 1961

Released in United States March 1, 1961 (New York City)