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Amazons of Rome
1961 : Amazons Of Rome
Le Vergini di Roma (it)
Les Vierges de Rome (fr)
by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia & Vittorio Cottafavi
starring Louis Jourdan, Sylvia Syms, Jean Chevrier & Nicole Courcel.
(...) Distressingly, I came across very few reviews of the film and these were all-too-brief; besides, the only other two comments on the IMDb aren't very favorable!
Despite the scratchy print with washed-out colors that was shown on TV, I'm glad I taped it because it turned out to be one of the most satisfying peplums I've ever watched and, consequently, the film ought to be much better known! Besides, it allowed me to understand a bit better Cottafavi's cult reputation (given the type of films he dabbled in!) - though, apparently, he was replaced after 3 weeks by Bragaglia because Cottafavi couldn't see eye to eye with star Jourdan (though the change in director didn't effect the film in any perceptible way). (...)