Revolt of the Praetorians

Synopsis: Rome chafes under the rule of the Emperor Domitian and his Egyptian mistress, Artamne. A mysterious champion arises to fight against the Emperor -- a masked man known as the Red Wolf. In fact, the Red Wolf is Valerius Rufus, one of the Emperor's trusted centurions who's aided by none other than the Emperor's court jester, the diminutive Elpidion. Rebels in league with Valerius kidnap Artamne, planning to exchange her for two of their imprisoned colleagues, but Artamne escapes and soon both Valerius, (now exposed as the Red Wolf), and his fiancee, Lucilla, are sentenced to be immersed in a cauldron of molten lead. Valerius's friends, however, rise up to rescue him and to liberate Rome.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Year:
1964
95 min
5 Views

THE REVOLT OF THE PRAETORIANS

- Greetings, Divine Caesar.

- Greetings, Caesar.

- Greetings.

- Greetings, Caesar.

- Greetings, Divine Caesar.

- Greetings, Caesar.

- Father, please, greet Caesar.

- No!

Soterus is watching us!

Father! Father!

Our Emperor is God.

Who doesn't greet him will die.

Domitian is a tyrant.

- We're not slaves. - We're free men.

- We need to revolt.

DIVINE CAESAR DOMITIAN

Traitors! Revolutionaries!

They must be punished!

Everything is under control.

We can prove it to you, Caesar.

Insulting Caesar's divinity

strengthens Caesar's enemies.

That's not true. We also

have the right to defend ourselves.

- We are Roman Patricians.

- No, you are traitors!

I know many of you

conspire to bring down my throne!

But I know who you are,

and I'll exterminate one by one...

...because I also have proofs!

That's why I sentence you to death!

Soterus, your gladiators

will execute the sentence.

Today, I'll give you a list

of whom you should arrest.

- Take the condemned!

- Let's go!

Valerius Rufus, don't you think

my judgment is fair?

Caesar is a God,

and the gods are fair.

Get out, all of you!

Now that you caught

those five dogs, Divine, why kill them?

Dead dogs do not amuse anyone.

Lucky you, Elpidione.

Imagine if I wasn't on your side.

Raged dogs should be strangled.

I would strangle them,

with my own hands.

Go away.

Can I keep the Anzius mansion

that will be confiscated from Lepidus?

It's yours from now on,

my dear Artamne.

Last night I dreamed of

Isis goddess.

She suggested the introduction

of her cult, in Rome, for your happiness.

I have no need for alliances

to Egyptians divinities to be happy.

Isis is the Egyptian goddess of love.

On her celebration...

...the most beautiful girls, give to her

in sacrifice, their virginity.

Your goddess Isis will be

honored in the court.

I'll request the young Roman girls

to be sacrificed to your goddess.

In Egypt I was a Priestess.

It's a custom there...

...that all girls for sacrifice

give their jewels to the Priestess.

Be always like that Artamne.

You'll do everything to keep

other women's jewels.

But I like your goddess,

and you'll have your jewels.

Put them in a hole

like the one for the slaves.

It's not over yet. There are

more enemies. We need to watch out.

Valerius, didn't the Emperor

ask you something for tonight?

Yes, but later he asked to Soterus

and his gladiators.

And you seemed happy?

I'm not happy or unhappy,

Sejanus. I only obey orders.

I'm a Senator for the gladiators

and slaves. You can't arrest me!

- Cocceius Nerva, it's an order from Caesar.

- Caesar will answer to the Senate.

Watch out, Nerva!

Come with me. This way!

Up there.

You two, go up there.

And you search the houses!

There, they are!

Let's hide, quickly.

There are two coming up!

Hurry up!

Follow me!

Thank you, Valerius Rufus.

You're really my best friend.

I happy that you also, are safe.

Let's go now, quickly,

to Fabius Lucillus house. Come!

- Valerius!

- We were worried for you.

Valerius, as a Praetorian Centurion,

you're risking too much.

Daddy, Valerius challenges death,

on behalf of freedom.

- He's the bravest of them all.

- This time everything went well.

- Has anyone recognized you?

- I don't think so.

But Cocceius Nerva Lentulus

must he hiding, for now.

My husband and I

will welcome him, at our house.

Yes, of course.

Today, Caesar has invited some

noble girls, for the goddess Isis' feast.

Also, my daughter Lucilla

has been invited.

Our children should not attend

that corrupt environment of the court!

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