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Duel of the Titans (1961)

Romolo e Remo (original title)
Twin brothers revolt against tyranny in pre-Roman Italy and then come to a parting of the ways as they lead their people toward the founding of a new city.

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Julia
Franco Volpi ...
Amulio
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Rea Silvia
Piero Lulli ...
Sulpicius
José Greci ...
Estia
Gianni Musy ...
Compagno di Romolo (as Gianni Musy Glori)
Inger Milton ...
Sira
Enzo Cerusico ...
Numa Pompilio
Andrea Bosic ...
Faustolo
Enrico Glori ...
Cittadino di Alba
Franco Balducci ...
Acilio
Germano Longo ...
Scebro
Bruno Tocci ...
Pristino
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Twin brothers revolt against tyranny in pre-Roman Italy and then come to a parting of the ways as they lead their people toward the founding of a new city.

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Gordon Scott would later on play Hercules, a role previously portrayed by Steve Reeves, in two movies "Hercules vs Moloch" and "Hercules and the Princess of Troy". See more »

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Curzio: [speaking of Romulus] Take this horse thief and cut him to pieces!
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Legendary Founders of Rome
12 February 2006 | by (Berkeley, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

One of these days, I hope, we'll see a serious re-evaluation of the so-called sword & sandal genre of historical/mythic epics produced in Italy in the 1950s and '60s. When seen in ideal circumstances—excellent prints in the original widescreen formats—the best examples of the genre are quite impressive. DUEL OF THE TITANS (ROMOLO E REMO) is one of the best, and it's magnificent.

This is not a muscleman fantasy with superhuman feats of strength, like HERCULES, but a serious retelling of the foundation myth of Rome. Various elements of the Romulus and Remus story are freely but intelligently reinterpreted, the sets and costumes have a convincing Iron Age look, and the larger-than-life characters of the legendary Twins are strongly portrayed by Gordon Scott and Steve Reeves. Both actors are at the peak of their considerable cinematic charisma. (Virna Lisi as Julia and Ornella Vanoni as the pants-wearing Tarpeia are also impressive!)

As I write (2006), the movie is virtually impossible to find except as a bootleg. It deserves a DVD release of a quality widescreen print.


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