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
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Writer-director Pietro Francisci was having trouble finding just the right person to portray Hercules. The problem was solved when his daughter suggested American bodybuilder-turned-actor 'Steve Reeves' whom she had seen in the MGM musical Athena. See more »
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 »
I've come a long way. Seeing you was worth it.
Iole, Daugher of Pelias:
How simple men are. As though I were a plant or an animal. Still, I thank you, you know.
I'm telling you the truth. Don't thank me for it.
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Not sure if anyone will read because of out-of-style Film
I had to leave some comment because this is the first movie I remember going to see.
After the movie I remember acting out the labors of Hercules in front of the movie-house with my friends after the show. This movie seemed to put an end to all cowboys and my other heroes Roy Rogers and Trigger. I was only 7 years old but it seems like yesterday.
This movie was very impressive since after 42 years I still admire Steve Reeves. I understand he is still living a very healthy life even now.
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