La Rivolta dei Gladiatori (1958)

Genres - Adventure  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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The ancient Roman empire is the setting for this sword-and-sandal costume drama about the villainous Princess Amira (Gianna Maria Canale) who plans to poison the rightful heir to the Armenian throne, her younger brother. She has cast her lot with the Scythians, a foreign tribe who want to expand their territory. But a resistance movement is led by Asclepio (Georges Marchal), and when the Roman tribune Marcus Numidius (Ettore Manni) thunders in to set things right, he has Asclepio's underground force as an ally. Large-scale battles and smaller contests in the gladiatorial arena provide plenty of rousing action.

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ancient, aristocracy, bad-guy, brother, evil, gladiator, good-guy, hearing [sense], heir, killing, king, plans, poison, princess, queen [royalty], Roman, ruler, scheme, swashbuckler, throne, troops, warrior