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HANNIBAL (1959) * with switchable English subtitles *

Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Edgar G. Ulmer Writers: Mortimer Braus, Sandro Continenza (as Allesandro Continenza) | 2 more credits » Stars: Victor Mature, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rita Gam

After heroically crossing the Alps, using elephants to transport supplies and troops, Hannibal marches on Rome to wreak vengeance on the people who invaded his land. During the advance, he captures Sylvia, niece of the Roman senator Fabius Maximus. But instead of holding her prisoner, he takes her on a tour of his camp, showing her his powerful army and herds of elephants. He then sets her free, asking her to deliver a message to her uncle: that Carthage only wishes to live in peace ... but not as a Roman province. Convinced that she'll also mention how big his forces are, thus spreading panic and fear, he then goes on to defeat the Romans at the Battle of Terbbia and sends a message to the girl that he's coming to Rome next. Well, how could a girl not succumb to the charms of such a message? In short order, she goes to Hannibal to plead for Rome; falls in love with him; goes back to Rome to convince everyone he wants peace; and then flees back to Hannibal to be his concubine. Hannibal himself is open to the beauty and whirlwind romance of the Italian, but little things keep interfering with their mutual passion ... like the matter of a small war, which will mean life or death for Carthage.

DVD-R is in Italian with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 90 mins.  See film sample for audio and video quality!


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