movietime - historicalHISTORICAL / PROD: 1962 / R.TIME: 90 ' / colour


Silvio Amadio


H. Duff - J. Lane - G. Sbragia - L. Marin - J. Greci


Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Spanish (subtitles)


Sardanapalo is king of Ninive. He is one of the Gods' chosen people, a man to be feared and respected, but just as any other mortal, Sardanapalo, too, must obey the rules laid down by the gods. The beautiful young Myrra is summoned to his court where she is to marry his brother, Shammash; together with his new wife, Shammash is to rule over the land of Babylon. However, it becomes clear that Sardanapalo and Myrra have grown fond of one another as before, leaving the king of Ninive's court, Myrra kisses him. Jealousy flares up within Shammash's heart, and he decides to conquer his brother's kingdom in revenge. He calls upon Arbace to help him, but Arbace hates both brothers equally and his friends kill Shammash. Myrra, in her helplessness, turns to Sardanapalo, who succeeds in driving Arbace and his friends away. However, his misplaced affection for his brother's bride and hers for him has invoked the fury of the gods. They strike mercilessly and banish the pair from the face of the earth