Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.
against-all-odds, against-the-system, bad-guy, courage, Divided-loyalties, fidelity, good-guy, government, oppression, revolution, Roman