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The Colossus of Rhodes 1961 123movies

The Colossus of Rhodes 1961 123movies

A monster statue of bronze and stone...A fabulous fortress 20 stories tall!Jun. 15, 1961127 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A Greek military hero named Darios visits his uncle in Rhodes in the year 280 BC. Rhodes has just finished constructing an enormous colossus of Apollo to guard its harbor and is planning an alliance with Phoenicia which would be hostile to Greece. Darios flirts with the beautiful Diala, daughter of the statue’s mastermind, while becoming involved with a group of rebels headed by Peliocles. These rebels seek to overthrow the tyrannical King Serse as does Serse’s evil second-in-command, Thar. The rebels’ revolt seems to fail, with Peliocles and his men being captured and forced to provide amusement in the local arena, but an earthquake eventually upsets, not only the Colossus in the harbor, but the balance of power in Rhodes as well.
Plot: While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.
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Classic but overlong Peplum by the great Sergio Leone
After dieing Alexander the Great , his empire was split itself originating some independent kingdoms ruled by descendants of the Alexander’s generals, this one was called the Hellenistic time. In fact , this is one of the few films to be set in the Hellenic period that spanned the period from the death of Alexander the Great to the rise of Rome as a world power . It’s set in 280 B.C , the starring is Dario (a likable Rory Calhoun , though the original choice for the role of Darios was John Derek) an Athenian on holidays living in Rodi with his uncle Lisipo (Jorge Rigaud) . There he meets a good girl (Mabel Karr, wife to Fernando Rey, starring in The last days of Pompeii) and a bad girl (a gorgeous Lea Massari) . A tyrant (Roberto Camardiel) and his hoodlum (Conrado San Martin) govern tyrannically the town . But rebels led by Peliocles (Georges Marchal) fight against the nasty rulers . Meanwhile, a Phoenician army attempts to attack Rodi . Dario trying to clean up the doomed Rodhes town from enemies and a foreign invasion .

Some years before conducting a master class on the art of widescreen composition in The good , the bad and the ugly , Sergio Leone directed his credited directorial debut , though he had previously stepped in to finish most of The Last Days Of Pompeii when the original director fell ill, with this equally epic sword and sandal film starring American cowboy actor Rory Calhoun. Ample cast formed by American Rory Calhoun and familiar faces as Spanish as Italian actors ; Rory was in Italy for the title role in MGM’s Marco Polo (1962), stepped into the lead role of “Colossus” on only one day’s notice . Roy is solid and sympathetic though uninspired in the lead role as a honest adventurer caught up in the prior momentous to earthquake that threatens noblemen and slaves alike , but acting honors go to the villains played by Roberto Camardiel and Conrado San Martin . It’s an European co-production by Spain/Italy/France with several actors from various countries , the screenplay was reportedly the work of nine screenwriters and filmed in lavish Budget . Leone’s dynamic framing of the towering statue at the center of the film combined with the frenetic action scenes set on top of it made sure the Saturday matinée crowd stayed glued to their seats for the film’s excessive 128 min. running time . This historical epic about the Hellenistic time bears no relation whatsoever to real events and much of the dialog is of the wooden variety . In fact some scenarios contain abundant anachronism such as ‘the Garden of the Granja of Segovia’ built in XVIII century . The highlights are the images of the Colosso , one of the marvels of the world . The real Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was 32 meters high and stood on a hill , the cinematic version stands 110 meters and its legs bestride the harbor . In the pier of Laredo (Cantabria, Spain) was built feet , and head and shoulders were made in ordinary size and a maquette reflecting its whole splendor . Some spectacular scenes including the explosive climax when ground shaking and the town blows its top .

Colorful cinematography by Antonio Ballesteros , the widescreen process used is TotalScope, an Italian version of Cinemascope and evocative musical score by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino . The film bears remarkable resemblance to ‘Last days of Pompeii’ by Mario Bonnard and Sergio Leone, such as the earthquake in which numerous images are taken , repeat several actors actors as Mimmo Palmara , Carlo Tamberlani, and of course, technicians, producers, writers : Ennio De Concini, Duccio Tessari, same cameraman : Antonio L. Ballesteros and assistant direction, Jorge Grau, among others . The motion picture was professionally directed by Sergio Leone . Although he had experience directing other films, this was the first to give full on-screen credit to Sergio .

Review By: ma-cortes Rating: 6 Date: 2009-08-04
For swords-and-sandals hardcore fans… and Leone completists!
I suspect it’s curiosity that brought most of us reviewers to “The Colossus of Rhodes”, an Italian swords-and-sandals blockbuster set in the Greek antique world and whose most prestigious name on the credits belongs to the director, Sergio Leone. His thunder isn’t even stolen by his no-less legendary partner in film: the late Maestro Ennio Morricone. I confess it, if it wasn’t for the film’s reputation as the first directed movie from Sergio Leone, chances are it wouldn’t have made it even in my Top 500 to-watch list.

And so like many fans, I was wondering how the film looked, how the hyperbolic style of Leone and his infatuation with detached and outcast characters would translate into a peplum? Yes, the film about one of the wonders of the Antique world started with a personal wonder. And so, maybe distracted by years of impregnation with Leone style, I kept looking at the film like an oddity, a canvas where I could spot here and there one or two trademarks from the Maestro. And I was so focused on that that I perhaps forgot to watch the film.

The distraction was so grand that I don’t even feel entitled to review the film properly. I guess what I can say is that there is something in Rory Calhoun’s impersonation of the Greek Darios that emerged from the usual heroic archetypes, here’s a womanizer who gets itself caught in several plots converging toward the same goal, which is the destruction of the local tyrants. A Clint Eastwood he ain’t but there is something in this colorful mosaic of talking and fighting and courting scenes that can’t allow such characters to express themselves. As I noticed after watching “The Robe”, peplums are movies designed for the spectacular and the epic, and it is a credit to the better ones to allow personalities to emerge.

Leone who was no stranger to that genre as he assisted Wyler in “Ben-Hur” and took part to the “Last Days of Pompei” had the instinct for such movies and “Colossus” features some remarkable sequences and set-designs, starting with the recreation of the big statue but something was missing. Leone’s camera work has always been known to turn even the ugliest or most remote locations into subjects of eye-catching quality such as Goya paintings, his films portrayed the least appealing matters with great operatic lyricism, a capability to transcend the lowest instincts of humanity and turn them into things of epic aesthetic scales rather than morales. The Dollars trilogy was about greed or manipulation, ugly traits, the “Once Upon” trilogy about people incapable to cope with their time and also betrayal.

Great movies can be defined into simpler words and the simpler they are, the more they allow their directors to fully express their talent. “Colossus of Rhodes” has such a convoluted plot and historical mishmach doubled with the usual devotion to heroism as a value that it’s remotely impossible to come up with anything fresh and new. At least, “Ben-Hur” had a universal story to tell, both “Spartacus” and “Quo Vadis” had Peter Ustinov. “Colossus of Rhodes” lacks colorful characters that could have humanized it. It’s spectacular all right, the earthquake sequence is nothing short but brilliant but the film strikes as big chunk of antic splendor displayed only as a feast to the eyes, a “movie with gladiators” like another reviewer point it out, mentioning the infamous line from “Airplane!”.

I don’t feel like going further, this review isn’t the highlight of my work either, but “Colossus” is more of a film you ‘check’ rather than watch, I checked so I could say that I saw all Leone’s movies, Leone resurrected the Western genre and found the true arena of his colossal talent there and it had to to go through that step, one little step before the giant leap. Anyway, it was an Interesting watch, but legacy-wise, closer to the ‘Manneken-pis’ than the Colossus…

Review By: ElMaruecan82 Rating: 6 Date: 2021-02-27

Other Information:

Original Title Il colosso di Rodi
Release Date 1961-06-15
Release Year 1961

Original Language it
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min), 2 hr 23 min (143 min) (Italian) (Italy), 2 hr 3 min (123 min) (Spanish) (Spain)
Budget 0
Revenue 350000
Status Released
Rated Approved
Genre Adventure, Drama, History
Director Sergio Leone
Writer Ennio De Concini, Sergio Leone, Cesare Seccia
Actors Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal
Country Italy, France, Spain
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Tecnostampa, Roma, Italy (processing) (prints)
Film Length 3,300 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Totalscope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Colossus of Rhodes 1961 123movies
The Colossus of Rhodes 1961 123movies
The Colossus of Rhodes 1961 123movies
Original title Il colosso di Rodi
TMDb Rating 6 126 votes

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