Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)

Director
Guido Brignone

Main cast
Anita Ekberg; Georges Marchal; Folco Lulli; Chelo Alonso; Gino Cervi

Genres
Adventure, Drama, Romance

Description
Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops, but she makes a big mistake when she falls in love with enemy officer Marco Valerio.


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