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Le fatiche di Ercole (1958)

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

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Ivo Garrani ...
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Antea, Queen of the Amazons
Arturo Dominici ...
Mimmo Palmara ...
Lidia Alfonsi ...
The Sybil (as Lydia Alfonsi)
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 ...
Pollux (as Willy 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There were two English-dubbed versions of the movie. The first version (later released by Image Entertainment on laserdisc) was done in Rome with Hercules voiced by Richard McNamara, an American GI who stayed in Italy after the war and dubbed hundreds of Italian films into English. The second version (available on VidAmerica video) was done at the Titra Sound Studio in New York City and featured the prolific New York-based voice actor Norman Rose. The UK release used the Rome version, but the print shown on BBC Television was a curious hybrid of both dubbings, with Steve Reeves' voice changing to that of a different actor in the middle of the movie! 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: No Jason, it's no use to go on torturing yourself. You'll never know who killed your father now Crion's dead.
Jason: I wanted so badly to get at the truth, but he would never tell me. He could read my thoughts, he felt my desire for revenge.
Ercole: And I see by the look in your eyes that your desire for revenge is bound to grow worse.
Jason: I feel it. The desire for revenge dominates all my thinking, but the assassin has no face and I don't know his name.
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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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