Saffo, Venere di Lesbo (1960)

Genres - Adventure, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Sword-and-Sandal  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Top-heavy with wild action scenes and female pulchritude, this routine Italian costume adventure is set in the 7th century B.C. on the island of Lesbos, where the immortal poetess Sappho (Tina Louise) is leading a revolt against the corrupt government of Mytilene. Aiding her in overthrowing the yoke of tyranny is the handsome Phaon (Kerwin Mathews). For some reason it is the temple of Aphrodite that is the focus of attention in this supposed battle for the rights of the ordinary people, and not the temple of Mars. Sappho's sexual orientation is a moot point.

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against-all-odds, bad-guy, good-guy, oppression, priest, renegade, revolution, taxes