Coriolanus, Hero Without a Country (1962)

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Don't look for any Shakespearean verse in this retelling of the story of Coriolanus. The scene is Ancient Rome, where the aristocrats begin abusing their droit de seigneur privileges. A call goes up from the peasants for a leader to state their case. Enter Coriolanus, played along pumped-up-manly-man lines by ex-Tarzan Gordon Scott. The Cinecitta studios are seen to good advantage as Scott expresses his disdain in a most muscular fashion throughout the Eternal City. Coriolanus, Hero without a Country was released to TV in the early 1960s to capitalize on the popular Sons of Hercules syndicated sword-and-sorcery package.

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courage, Divided-loyalties, fidelity, Roman