The Last Days of Pompeii

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The Last Days of Pompeii

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The Last Days of Pompeii

Release Date: November 12, 1959

Year    :   1959
Slogan    :   «The Fiery Summit of Spectacle!»
Genres    :   Adventure, History, Romance
Production Companies    :   Cinematografica Associati (CI.AS.), Procusa, Transocean-Film, Domiciana, Cineproduzioni Associati (Dup)
Director    :   Mario Bonnard
Producers    :   Lucio Fulci, Miguel Asensio Llamas, Paolo Moffa, Renato Silvestri, Renato Silvestri, Eduardo de la Fuente, Cesare Seccia, Antonio Montoya, Alfonso Fabrizio, Luigi Pinini
Writers    :   Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Ennio De Concini, Duccio Tessari, Luigi Emmanuele, Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
RunTime    :   103 mins.

Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption, the film begins with Glaucus, a Roman legionnaire, returning to his home from far-off wars. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that his father has been murdered by a gang of black-hooded looting bandits. Glaucus vows revenge against the killers, but just how high up are those involved?

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