A top undercover cop finds and arrests a series of purse snatchers until he discovers an American at the top of an evil ring of thieves. Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness. The film portrays the story of the Messalina, the third wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius. Much the same point about the catastrophic effect of sexuality was made by Gregorio Leti's political pamphlet, The amours of Messalina, late queen of Albion, in which are briefly couch'd secrets of the imposture of the Cambrion prince, the Gothick league, and other court intrigues of the four last years reign, not yet made publick (1689).
Messalina was the daughter of Domitia Lepida the Younger and her first cousin Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus. A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler. Die Produzenten waren Franco Rossellini und der Penthouse-Chef Bob Guccione.
It all ends in a comedic and gory bloodbath when Claudius comes home early and finds an orgy taking place in the palace. Agrippina was implicated in the alleged crimes of Statilius Taurus, whom it was alleged she directed to partake in "magical and superstitious practices". , Two very prominent senators, Appius Silanus and Valerius Asiaticus, also met their death on the instigation of Messalina. Gary Allen Smith, Epic Films: Casts, Credits and Commentary, McFardland 2004, "Juvenal (55–140) - The Satires: Satire VI", a full-on romp in the salacious world of Imperial Rome’, a stupid little romp, and quite good at it too', "The Death of Messalina :: Georges Antoine Rochegrosse - Antique world scenes", "Valeria Messalina; Messalline; Kaartspel met gerenommeerde heerseressen; Jeu des reynes renommées", "Stock Photo - When Claudius Is Away, Messalina Will Play by A.Pigma (1911", "Messalina : Gustave Moreau : Museum Art Images : Museuma", "Messalina returning home, 1896 - Aubrey Beardsley - WikiArt.org", "Arria und Messalina: Trauerspiel in 5 Aufz", "Messalina: commedia in 5 atti in versi, con prologo", "Collecting Delaware Books - Vistas from a Kent County Stream", "Messaline, "Maitres de l'Affiche" plate 187 | Limited Runs", "Messalina Seated, 1900 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - WikiArt.org", "Messaline, 1900 - 1901 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - WikiArt.org", "Theatre review: In Bed With Messalina at Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton", "Stock Photo - Charlotte Wolter, Austrian actress, in costume as Messalina, lounging on a Chaise longue", "Arria és Messalina szomorujáték 5 felvonásban - irta Willbrant - forditotta Dr Váradi Antal", "Arria és Messalina szomorujáték 5 felvonásban - irta: Willbrand - forditotta: dr. Várady Antal", "Messalina - Archivio digitale della Fondazione Giorgio Cini Onlus", "Cornalba. Most of the film revolves around Messalina's adulterous behavior, while Claudius remains blissfully unaware. Sarah Gutsche-Miller, Pantomime-Ballet on the Music-Hall Stage, McGill University thesis, 2010. Suetonius, "The Life of Claudius", 29, 37. Valeria Messalina (* vor 20 n. According to Dio, this murder of one of their own turned the other freedmen, previously her close allies, against Messalina for good. Messalina is a nymphomaniac, sex-obsessed woman who mercilessly exploits the domination of her husband to satisfy her unsatibly lust. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Messalina_(1951_film)&oldid=964608588, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 June 2020, at 14:13. Oleck's novel went through many editions and was later joined by Kevin Matthews' The Pagan Empress (1964). In the 1524 illustrations of 16 sexual positions known as I Modi, each was named after a couple from Classical history or myth, which included "Messalina in the Booth of Lisisca".
Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Valeria Messalina (c.17/20-48), was a Roman Empress as the third wife of Emperor Claudius, Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term, Caroline Stanhope, Countess of Harrington, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Messalina_(disambiguation)&oldid=933304271, Disambiguation pages with short descriptions, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 December 2019, at 03:45. It ends with a graphic, but poorly done, fight scene. It was part of a growing trend of epic historical films of 1950s. It recounts a dialogue that takes place in hell between the three characters from the same imperial line. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show.  In the course of that work, Juvenal coined the phrase frequently applied to Messalina thereafter, meretrix augusta (the imperial whore). Messalina1923 folla.jpg 478 × 341; 74 KB. Het gerucht ging zelfs dat ze een kamertje had in een bordeel waar ze onder de schuilnaam Lycisca seks had met zoveel mannen als zij aankon. This managed to combine a high degree of eroticism with a demonstration of how private behavior has a profound effect on public affairs.
" He manipulates the facts to suit his thesis. De tekst is beschikbaar onder de licentie. 1874 saw the Austrian verse tragedy Arria und Messalina by Adolf Wilbrandt which was staged with success across Europe for many years. Maciste is captured and forced to work as a slave in an African mine. , Valerius Asiaticus was one of Messalina's final victims. What was to follow is depicted in Federico Faruffini's The orgies of Messalina (1867–1868). Guccione schloss Brass vom Filmschnitt aus, entfernte und änderte zahlreiche Szenen und fügte Hardcore-Szenen hinzu, die er zusammen mit Gi… Search for "Messalina, Messalina" on Amazon.com, Title:  Similar literary tactics, including the suggestive mingling of historical fact and gossip in the officially approved annals, is what has helped prolong the scandalous reputation of Messalina as well. Directed by Joe D'Amato.