Charge of the Black Lancers

Charge of the Black Lancers (Italian: I lancieri neri) is a 1962 adventure film directed by Giacomo Gentilomo and starring Mel Ferrer, Yvonne Furneaux and Leticia Román.[2][3]

Charge of the Black Lancers
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Directed byGiacomo Gentilomo
Produced byJone Tuzi[1]
Screenplay by
Music byMario Nascimbene[1]
CinematographyRaffaele Masciocchi [1]
  • Royal Film
  • France-Cinema Productions
  • C.F.S. Kosutnjak[1]
Release date
  • 31 August 1962 (1962-08-31) (Italy)
Running time
97 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • France
  • Yugoslavia[1]



Charge of the Black Lancers was released in Italy on 31 August 1962.[1]


A review in the Monthly Film Bulletin stated that the films story and sub-plots are "almost enough to fill three or four less exuberant action-sepctacles" but was a better than average film of its genre noting its "pace, verve and panache essential for entertainment of this kind"[4]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 35.
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia; Mario Pecorari (1991). Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 1992. ISBN 8876055932.
  3. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti – Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  4. ^ "Lancieri Neri, I (Charge of the Black Lancers), Italy/France, 1961". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 31 no. 360. British Film Institute. January 1964. pp. 9–10.


  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 978-1476662916.

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