The Queen of Sheba (1952 film)

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The Queen of Sheba
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Directed by Pietro Francisci
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography Mario Montuori
Release date
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Queen of Sheba (Italian: La regina di Saba) is a 1952 Italian adventure film directed by Pietro Francisci.[1][2][3][4]


King Solomon (Gino Cervi) sends his son, Prince Rehoboam (Gino Leurini) on a spy mission to Sheba where he falls in love with the beautiful Queen (Leonora Ruffo). He tries to prevent a war between their two countries but After the Queen finds out her lover is a spy, she leads her army in an assault against Jerusalem. The siege is a failure and ends with the Queen and Prince reuniting with the blessing of both King Solomon and Sheba's advisors.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487. 
  2. ^ Patrick Lucanio. With fire and sword: Italian spectacles on American screens, 1958-1968. Scarecrow Press, 1994. ISBN 0810828162. 
  3. ^ Gary A. Smith. Epic films. McFarland, 1991. ISBN 0899505678. 
  4. ^ A. Albertazzi. "La regina di Saba". Intermezzo (22). 15 December 1952.

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