Romulus and Remulus tells the story of the founding of the eternal city by the 2 conflicting brothers of the title.
The only familiar Spagie face is Piero Lulli, but the technical credits are full of SW personal. It’s basically the same bunch who also worked 2 years earlier on The Last Days of Pompeji:
Screenplay by Corbucci, Leone, Tessari, Ennio de Concini, Franco Rossetti, Luciano Martino (brother of Sergio) and also Adriano Bolzoni. DoP was Enzo Barboni with Stelvio Massi as operator, second unit by Franco Giraldi, score by Piero Piccioni, design by Giancarlo Simi, stunts by Benito Stefanelli.
This typical italian peplum is probably one of the best and also more entertaining as most of the longdrawn US ones. The story is of course simple, but not too simple, the dialogues are less pompous than usual and Corbucci’s assured directing is generally a pleasure. A fun film.
The film confirms my memories of the similar well made The Son of Spartacus (63). Both are much better than the Leone directed Pompeji, and also preferable to Leone’s official debut The Colossus of Rhodos (but I have to rewatch it).
And it’s also much, much better than Massacre at Grand Canyon, which would give prove to Corbucci, who claimed not to have directed very much of this film (which is an Alfredo Antonini film, as the credits also say).