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In this Italian costume epic chronicles the exploits of an innocent maiden who lives near Thebes. She is in love with a sculptor but cannot marry him when a high-ranking reveals that he is her father and that she was betrothed at birth to a mentally ill prince slated to soon take over the country. The father then hands down a death sentence for the sculptor, but fortunately he escapes to find the prince, who happens to be a friend of his. There he asks for and is granted a pardon. Time passes and the prince becomes king; meanwhile, the maiden undergoes a ritual purification and changes her name to "Nefertiti." The sculptor is now with a gypsy. Unfortunately, he is again imprisoned by Nefertiti's father who threatens to kill him unless his unwilling daughter marries the new king. After the wedding, the sculptor does a bust of his beloved, and she tells him that while she still loves him, she fears for her husband's mind if she leaves. Her manipulative father is well aware of the king's instability and is hoping that eventually he will have all the power. To get closer, he kills the king's best friend, a rival priest, which pushes the king to suicide. Suddenly Nefertiti becomes queen. With the sculptor's help, she rallies the army and wins her power. In the end, the jilted gypsy gets her revenge by killing Nefertiti's father. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Jeanne Crain
as Tanit-Neferiiti
Vincent Price
as Benakon, High Priest
Edmund Purdom
as Turrios
Raf Baldassarre
Alberto Farnese
Giulio Marchetti
Luigi Marturano
Clelia Matania
Amedeo Nazzari
as Amenophis IV
Liana Orfei
as Merith
Umberto Raho
Piero Palermini
Edmund Purdom
as Turrios
Jeanne Crain
as Tanit-Neferiiti
Amedeo Nazzari
as Amenophis IV
Liana Orfei
as Merith
Vincent Price
as Benakon, High Priest

Crew

Fernando Cerchio
Director
Ottavio Poggi
Producer
Ottavio Poggi
Screenwriter
Fernando Cerchio
Screenwriter
Massimo Dallamano
Cinematographer
Carlo Rustichelli
Composer (Music Score)
Renato Cinquini
Editor
Giancarlo Bartolini
Costume Designer
Wilbert Bradley
Choreography
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