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Hercules (1958)
"Le fatiche di Ercole" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Fantasy  -  22 July 1959 (USA)
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The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

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Cast

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Fabrizio Mioni ...
Ivo Garrani ...
Gianna Maria Canale ...
Antea, Queen of the Amazons
Arturo Dominici ...
Mimmo Palmara ...
Lidia Alfonsi ...
The Sybil
Gabriele Antonini ...
Aldo Fiorelli ...
Andrea Fantasia ...
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Iole's Maid (as Luciana Paoluzzi)
Afro Poli ...
Chironi
Gian Paolo Rosmino ...
Aesculapius (as G.P. Rosmino)
Willi Colombini ...
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Storyline

In this melange of characters and events from separate mythological stories, Hercules, demigod and superman, arrives in the ancient Greek kingdom of Iolcus to tutor Iphitus, son of king Pelias; immediately on arrival, he falls in love with the king's delectable, briefly clad daughter Iole. Before he can win her, he must succeed in a series of quests, in the course of which he teams up with Jason, true heir of Iolcus, whom he accompanies on the famous voyage of the Argonauts. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Adventure | Fantasy

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22 July 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film shot in Italy in the French Dyaliscope anamorphic widescreen system. See more »

Goofs

Hercules offers Iole a chunk of roast beef, but Sylva Koscina's bite at the joint misses by inches. However, she still munches at the imaginary meat and then complains of being too full. See more »

Quotes

Ercole: I can't stand being superior. Let me experience the real things, love or hate.
The Sybil: Those are mortal states, Hercules.
Ercole: If it's my immortality making me unhappy, then I'll do without it.
The Sybil: That's dangerous, Hercules. Don't you know how foolish you'd be to renounce it? To be born a man and to see everything die is not to be immortal. Stay as you are. Be a god. Don't exchange immortality for fear, pain, and sorrow.
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One of good old films
25 November 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I had seen this movie many years before when I was a teenager. Then, I loved the movie because it had elements like strong good man fighting against the bad, beautiful women, myth, and good movie techniques regarding those days. By chance, I watched it again today and I enjoyed it again -maybe nostalgia played a major role-. But I missed those days films; noble feelings, not exploiting sexuality too much etc. I remember watching the movie together with some of my friends and deciding that we could start body building as Steve Reeves did. Maybe we hoped to be like Mr. Reeves. Indeed, we started the exercises -and of course, we couldn't have a physical look like he did- However, I can frankly say that we had benefited from our efforts regarding our healths -and surely we had builded a more good looking body- I recommend to our coevals that they watch this movie and similar ones from time to time.


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