Singer Sergio Fantoni is the hissable villain, and Daniela Rocca scores as Karis, the good time girl who sacrifices all. The Persian army is invading Greece as Steve leads the defending army including those underwater sequences with terrific special effects. Almost as good then as those Belinda Lee favourites APHRODITE (LA VENERE DI CHERONEA) 1957 and MESSALINA.
Exciting from the start as Jeff saves that bridge under construction as the Gauls wait to attack ... Made at the height of the sword-and-sandal era its a better than average peplum with a good cast and battle scenes. Jeff shows an impressive pair of legs in those mini-togas and Mylene is the perfect peplum heroine. I had dismissed her initially as a Bardot clone, but she in fact has had a longer and better career and is still working.I remember seeing her initially in FAIBLES FEMMES a French comedy and an early Alain Delon film, and she tried to come between Dirk Bogarde and John Mills in trash favourite THE SINGER NOT THE SONG. She was also effective in that 1957 WITCHES OF SALEM and BONJOUR TRISTESSE .... and in LA NOTTE BRAVA among others.