The Romans fearing a revolt in Armenia send Marco Numidio (Ettore Manni) to deal with the minor crisis by capturing Asclepio (Georges Marchal) the leader of the uprising. In Armenia Princess Amira (Gianna Maria Canale) who is killing off the child king with poison in order to secure her place as ruler is jealous of Asclepio's popularity amongst the Armenians and tries to arrange for his demise in the gladiatorial ring by switching his opponent for a lion.
Some call "The Warrior and the Slave Girl" a peplum genre movie others refer to it as swords and sandals, as for myself, well whilst both describe it they fail to mention that it is dull. In fairness I am not the greatest fan of these sword and sandal movies which came out of Italy during the fifties and sixties but have watched enough of them to differentiate between the good, the bad and the ugly and sadly for me "The Warrior and the Slave Girl" is bad despite being a gladiator movie with some action.
My simple issue with "The Warrior and the Slave Girl" is not that it is dialogue heavy but the dialogue itself is uninteresting. People talk, they speak in the reverent patterns of the time but what they say fails to grab you. But it is not just the dialogue which is uninteresting because unfortunately the characters are also dull which contributes to the tedious nature of the movie. It is only when it tosses some action at us that it genuinely becomes exciting but then the action is in itself not very special.
If truth be told the most interesting that "The Warrior and the Slave Girl" gets is when it focuses upon Princess Amira as not only is she attractive but the scheming side of her character with her poisons and pet tigers makes her dangerous.
What this all boils down to is that "The Warrior and the Slave Girl" didn't do a great deal for me as with the exception of Princess Amira it suffers from uninteresting characters and equally uninteresting dialogue which makes it plod along.