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Le fatiche di Ercole (1958)

The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

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Lidia Alfonsi ...
The Sybil (as Lydia Alfonsi)
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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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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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$5,000,000
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(Fono Roma-Westrex System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was passed over by the major U.S. distributors. An employee of MGM told former exhibitor Joseph E. Levine about it, and Levine flew to Italy to see it. He liked what he saw and acquired the U.S. rights. It became a smash hit and started the craze for Italian-made muscleman spectacles. See more »

Goofs

After Hercules kills the lion and drops it to the ground, the dead lion blinks. See more »

Quotes

Antea, Queen of the Amazons: My heart has reached the crossroads of destiny.
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Connections

Version of Herakles (1962) See more »

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One of good old films
25 November 2006 | by 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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