This Italian four-reel epic concentrates on the B.C. era wars between the Knights of Malta and the Sultan Suleman. For the purposes of historical accuracy, Malta was identified as "Rhodes," necessitating the re-creation of that island's legendary "Colossus" statue. The dramatic portion of the program revolves around the efforts by the Princess of Rhodes to escape Suleman's harem. Alas, the story is destined to end tragically, with the deaths of both the Princess and her soldier sweetheart. According to contemporary reports, some 5,000 extras were used to convey the 100,000 enemy troops converging on Rhodes at the end of the film.
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