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Thunder of Battle (1964)

Coriolano eroe senza patria (original title)
Coriolanus leads the plebians in a revolt against Roman oppression.

Director:

Giorgio Ferroni
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Scott ... Coriolano
Alberto Lupo Alberto Lupo ... Sicinio
Lilla Brignone Lilla Brignone ... Volumnia
Philippe Hersent Philippe Hersent ... Consul Cominio
Rosalba Neri ... Virginia
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi ... Marco
Angela Minervini Angela Minervini ... Livia
Pierre Cressoy ... King Aufidio
Gaetano Quartararo Gaetano Quartararo ... Lartio
Nerio Bernardi ... Menenio Agripa
Valerio Tordi Valerio Tordi ... Junio Bruto
Piero Pastore Piero Pastore ... Furio
Diego Michelotti Diego Michelotti ... Sicinio's Accomplice
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Consigliere
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Coriolanus leads the plebians in a revolt against Roman oppression.

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 March 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Coriolanus: Hero Without a Country See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 42395 delivered on 3-3-1964. See more »

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THUNDER OF BATTLE (Giorgio Ferroni, 1964) **1/2
7 October 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

After the recent misfire that was HERCULES AGAINST MOLOCH (1963) - with which it shares director Ferroni and co-stars Gordon Scott and Rosalba Neri - I was actually surprised by this one: Scott, wooden though he is, probably has his best such role here - and, at least, much like the Steve Reeves of THE Trojan HORSE (1961; incidentally, also a Ferroni film), he isn't required to be a he-man! The film also boasts an above-average, albeit one-note, villain in Alberto Lupo. Unfortunately, however, Neri was a lot better used as a villainess in HERCULES than as Scott's dutiful wife here!

While the action and the spectacle is par for the course, to me, the most satisfying aspect of the film is its complex and thoroughly engaging plot - with Lupo conniving with the enemies of Rome behind its back and then conspiring to banish Scott...who eventually leads the enemy to march on Rome and rid it of Lupo's corrupt influence. Finally, it was refreshing to watch a film about the Roman Empire from a simpler era - serving as an antidote to the general unpleasantness and the unwarranted vulgarity of the ROME (2005) TV series...


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