Carthage in Flames (1959)

Genres - Romance  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

This costume drama with spectacular special effects but a less-than-adequate storyline was one of the last films by director Carmine Gallone. The tale is set in 200 BC when Rome and Carthage were going at it, sending warships into battle over control of Carthage. Against this backdrop of warfare is a romantic tangle between two women in love with the same warrior and two men in love with the same woman. As the romantic and military battles progress, it becomes clear that Carthage will burn and at least a few of the erstwhile lovers are going to get burnt as well, in more ways than one.



war, love, love-triangle, rescue, romance, slavery, soldier, world-domination