Cast & Crew
Anne Marie Baumann
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?
During the production of this film, Steve Reeves suffered a major injury. A chariot he was driving struck a tree and dislocated his shoulder. The injury never fully healed, putting an end to the more intense bodybuilding routines he as used to.
Director Mario Bonnard reportedly fell ill on the first day of shooting. The film was mostly directed by 'Sergio Leone' .