The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)

Director
Sergio Leone

Main cast
Rory Calhoun; Lea Massari; Georges Marchal; Conrado San Martín; Ángel Aranda

Genres
Fantasy, Drama, Action, Foreign, Adventure, History

Description
While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.


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