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  The Warrior Empress  

 

Year: 1960
Country: Italy, France
Running time: 105 min.


Starring:

Kerwin Mathews
Tina Louise
Riccardo Garrone
Elke Sommer
Susy Andersen
Alberto Farnese
Enrico Maria Salerno
Antonio Battistella
Strelsa Brown


Written by:
Ennio De Concini
Pietro Francisci


Directed by:
Pietro Francisci


Produced by:
Documento Film


 

Top-heavy with wild action scenes and female pulchritude, this routine Italian costume adventure is set in the 7th century B.C. on the island of Lesbos, where the immortal poetess Sappho (Tina Louise) is leading a revolt against the corrupt government of Mytilene. Aiding her in overthrowing the yoke of tyranny is the handsome Phaon (Kerwin Mathews). For some reason it is the temple of Aphrodite that is the focus of attention in this supposed battle for the rights of the ordinary people, and not the temple of Mars. Sappho's sexual orientation is a moot point.

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Saffo, Venere di Lesbo


Also known as:  


Warrior Empress, The  
Sapho, Vénus de Lesbos  


Saffo, Venere di Lesbo  
(Original title)  





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