WriterFrancesco Thellung, Francesco De Feo, Sergio Leone, Giuseppe Mangione, Guido Brignone DirectorsGuido Brignone, Michelangelo Antonioni, Riccardo Freda Music directorAngelo Francesco Lavagnino ScreenplayGuido Brignone, Sergio Leone, Francesco Thellung, Giuseppe Mangione, Francesco De Feo CastAnita Ekberg (Zenobia, Queen of Palmira), Georges Marchal (Marcus Valerius, Roman Consul), Folco Lulli (Zemanzius, Zenobia\'s Prime Minister), Chelo Alonso (Erica, Zemanzius\' Favourite and Dancer), Gino Cervi (Aurelianus, Emperor of Rome), Jacques Sernas (Julianus, Roman Centurian) Similar moviesThe Last Gladiator, Pompeii, Spartacus, Gladiator, Spartacus, The Last Days of Pompeii
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Sheba and the Gladiator (Italian: Nel Segno di Roma) is a 1959 historical drama film loosely pertaining to the Palmyrene Empire and its re-annexation back into the Roman Empire. Notable only for its superlative performance by Swedish actress and model Anita Ekberg and her numerous costume changes throughout its duration.
The movie was originally called The Sign of Rome. American International Pictures acquired the American rights to the film and retitled it Sign of the Gladiator despite their being no gladiators in the film. AIP cut 18 minutes from the original running time. AIP released the film as a double feature with Goliath and the Barbarians.
The movie was popular in the US, earning $1.25 million in rentals, and helped revitalise AIP.
AIP added an end title song called "Xenobia" sung by Bill Lee which was released on AIP Records.