Messalina Venere imperatrice (1960)


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Messalina Venere imperatrice (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 03/03/2022, 21:15

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Director
Vittorio Cottafavi

Storyline
Ambitious vestal virgin Valeria marries ageing Emperor Claudius to become the Empress Messalina. Once in power and with her husband away at war, she manipulates a series of lovers, having them killed once they have served their purpose. The only constant is her handsome young lover Lucius Maximus, but what will happen when he discovers her true nature?
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Re: Messalina Venere imperatrice (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 03/03/2022, 22:57

Cast
(actors credited in the Italian and English versions)

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Belinda Lee
as Valeria / Messalina

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Spiros Focas
as Lucius Maximus

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Carlo Giustini
(credited as "Carlo Justini")
as Lucius Geta

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Giancarlo Sbragia
(credited as "Gian Carlo Sbragia")
as Aulus Celsus

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Giulio Donnini
as Narcissus

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Arturo Dominici
as Gaius Silius

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Ida Galli
(credited as "Arianna Galli")
as Silvia

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Marcello Giorda
as Emperor Claudius

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Mino Doro
as Sulpicius

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Annie Gorassini
as Girl who leaves the bacchanalia with Aulus Celsus

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Aroldo Tieri
as Sobicius

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Giuliano Gemma
as Marcellus

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Lia Angeleri
as Vipidia

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Vittorio Congia
as Ortotrago

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Paola Pitagora
(credited as "Paola Gargaloni")
as Handmaiden who gets tortured

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Spartaco Nale
as Tibulinus

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Vladimiro Picciafuochi
(credited as "Vladimiro Fochi")
as Fronteus

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Pix Mullet
Unidentified

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Nando Angelini
as Glaucus

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Giorgio Zuccaro
Unidentified

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Mimmo Poli
as Drunk dressed as Bacchus

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Bruno Pagliani
Unidentified

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Pietro Di Giulio
Unidentified

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Nino Orsini
Unidentified

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Bruno Scipioni
as Rebellious villager

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Benito Stefanelli
as Soldier who interrupts the celebrations

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Calisto Calisti
as Architect

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Bruna Cealti
Unidentified

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Paola Di Mario
Unidentified

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Alberto Plebani
as Land owner

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Gilberto Mazzi
Unidentified

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Roberto Caporali
Unidentified

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Antonio Corevi
(credited as "Antonio Correvi")
as Nobleman

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Alfio Caltabiano
as Wrestler

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Janine Hendy
credited as "Leading dancers" as "Janin Handy"
as Dancer

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Ennio Sammartino
credited as "Leading dancers"
Unidentified
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Re: Messalina Venere imperatrice (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 03/03/2022, 23:31

Uncredited actors
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Pasquale Basile
as Tavern brawler

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Giovanni Bonadonna
as Tavern brawler

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Aristide Catoni
as Nobleman

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Aldo Cecconi
as Soldier in palace attack

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Calogero Chiarenza
as Courtier

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Ivy Holzer
as Girl at the bacchanalia with Aulus Celsus
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Re: Messalina Venere imperatrice (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 04/03/2022, 0:10

Uncredited actors
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Ugo Mari
as Reveller at victory banquet

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Osiride Pevarello
as Tavern brawler

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"Poor Old Woman"
as Villager

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Michele Righi
as Nobleman

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Claudio Scarchilli
as Tavern brawler

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Attilio Severini
as Tavern brawler

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"Sleepy Eyes"
as Nobleman

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Alfred Thomas
as Carriage bearer

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Sergio Ukmar
as Wrestler

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Goffredo Unger
as Tavern brawler

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Giovanni Vari
as Reveller dressed as viking

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Rinaldo Zamperla
as Tavern brawler
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Re: Messalina Venere imperatrice (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 04/03/2022, 0:19

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Re: Messalina Venere imperatrice (1960)

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Unidentified actors
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Re: Messalina Venere imperatrice (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 04/03/2022, 0:40

Unidentified actors
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