Legions of the Nile (1959)

Director
Vittorio Cottafavi

Main cast
Linda Cristal; Ettore Manni; Georges Marchal; Conrado San Martín; María Mahor

Genres
History, Drama, Adventure

Description
Octavio secretly sent his consul Curridio to Alexandria in a final attempt to reach peace. In the city, he meets Berenice, a mysterious and beautiful dancer who falls in love. Actually, the dancer is the queen Cleopatra who leads a double life using this name.


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