(1958) Isabelle Corey, Anthony Steffen, Irène Tunc, Ivo Garrani. This is an engaging sword and sandal epic. It’s the story of Antigone, a ruler obsessed with the building of a sacred temple. Standing in the way are dissatisfied multitudes and an outbreak of plague. He takes aim at the local Christians in a manner reminiscent of Demetrius and the Gladiators. Steffan is Demetrio, a sculptor whose love for a beautiful slave girl (Corey) brings him loads of trouble. The final prison-fire sequence is most exciting. Sergio Leone (the assistant director) took over directorial chores the last few days of filming. Nice color, from 35mm.