Gianna Maria Canale stars as Theodora, an Egyptian dancing girl who marries Roman emperor Justinian (Georges Marchal). When she uses her position to improve the lives of the common people, her opponents begin to plot against her. Also stars Renato Baldini and also with Irene Papas and Carlo Sposito. (Italian language version of Theodora, Slave Empress, also available here at Rare Movie Collector).
Trivia: The gigantic settings used in this film were built in Rome, on the same ground intended for an international fair in 1943 that never took place due to WWII
The picture and color quality for this film is much superior to the English language version.