One of the rare films dedicated to the deeds of the Lombards. Historical accuracy, however, must play second fiddle to the demands of adventure and entertainment. And Rosmunda e Alboino has all the necessary ingredients, perfectly orchestrated by the expert direction of Carlo Campogalliani: plot twists, betrayals, large-scale action scenes, duels, a pinch of sensuality, costumes and scenography that mix history and fantasy. As well as a top drawer cast: Jack Palance (AKA the man with the face carved in stone), Eleonora Rossi Drago (as always, mysterious and beautiful), Guy Madison (the Hollywood veteran who will find a second life in spaghetti westerns).
Alboin, King of the Lombards, defeats the Gepids. To conquer Rome, he then strikes a pact of alliance with them, on one condition: that Rosamund, the daughter of the vanquished king, becomes his wife. Although already promised to Amalchi, she is obliged to give in to the demand. Amalchi, having freed himself from the shackles of prison, leads the revolt that will overthrow the evil Alboin and is eventually reunited with his love.