Gold for the Caesars
Warner Archive Collection (series)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: August 30, 2012
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jeffrey Hunter, Mylène Demongeot, Massimo Girotti, Giulio Bosetti & Ron Randell|
|Directed by||Sabatino Ciuffini & André De Toth|
|Edited by||Franco Fraticelli|
|Screenwriting by||Arnold Perl & Sabatino Ciuffini|
|Composition by||Franco Mannino|
|Produced by||Joseph Fryd|
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Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 5 ratings.
Review of Gold for the Caesars
Pro-Consul and Governor of Spain Maximus has two obsessions. Emperor Domitian is dying and Maximus desperately wishes to succeed Domitian as emperor. To get elected to such a high position, one needs a considerable amount of money. (Some things don’t change.) He, therefore, disobeys his orders to drive the Celts from their lands and instead makes a deal with them: he won’t invade their territory if they allow him to send a mining party into their lands to reopen an old Phoenician gold mine from which he hopes to extract the necessary riches.
Maximus’ second obsession is his slave and mistress Penelope. Recently she has been far too affectionate with another slave, Lacer. Maximus would kill Lacer but, unfortunately from Maximus’ viewpoint, Lacer is Maximus’ engineer and is needed to begin mining operations. Maximus sends slaves and a small military detachment under the command of Centurion Rufus into Celt controlled territory as agreed upon. Rufus has orders to let Lacer start mining operations and then kill him.
This is a sword and sandal movie, a genre popular in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. I would agree with reviewers who write that the acting is considerably above average for this ilk of motion picture and is worth a look.