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Writers:
Pietro Francisci (story) and
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Release Date:
13 July 1960 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Spectacles of Massive Might Beyond Any Ever Known Before! See more »
Plot:
While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Steve Reeves ... Hercules

Sylva Koscina ... Iole, bride of Ercole
Sylvia Lopez ... Queen Onfale, of Lidia
Patrizia Della Rovere ... Penelope
Primo Carnera ... Anteo, the giant
Carlo D'Angelo ... Creonte, High Priest of Thebes
Gabriele Antonini ... Ulisses, son of Laertes
Cesare Fantoni ... Edipus, King of Thebes
Mimmo Palmara ... Polinices
Andrea Fantasia ... Laertes, King of Ithaca
Aldo Fiorelli ... Argos, the Shipbuilder
Gino Mattera ... Orpheo
Aldo Pini ... Tifi, Pilot of the Argos
Nino Marchetti ... Fossore
Daniele Vargas ... Anfiarao

Sergio Fantoni ... Eteocles
Elda Tattoli ... Altmea, Mother of Ulisses' Girlfriend
Ugo Sasso ... Polinice's Officer
Fulvio Carrara ... Pollux
Willi Colombini ... Castor, Laertes' Assistant (as Willy Colombini)
Fulvia Franco ... Anticlea, mother of Ulisses
Angelo Zanolli ... Admeo
Walter Grant ... Aesculapio
Marisa Valenti ... Ulisses' Bride
Gianni Loti ... Sandone, Captain of the Lidian Guard
Nando Cicero ... Lastene
Colleen Bennet ... Ballerina at Omphale's Palace
Sergio Ciani
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Fabrizio Mioni ... Jason (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pietro Francisci 
 
Writing credits
Pietro Francisci  story and
Sophocles  story based on: play "Aedipus at Colonus" &
Aeschylus  story based on: play "The Seven Against Thebes"

Ennio De Concini (screenplay) and
Pietro Francisci (screenplay)

Produced by
Ferruccio De Martino .... executive producer
Bruno Vailati .... producer
 
Original Music by
Enzo Masetti 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Bava 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Set Decoration by
Massimo Tavazzi 
 
Costume Design by
Maria Baroni 
 
Makeup Department
Otello Fava .... makeup artist
Maria Miccinilli .... hair stylist
Rochetti .... wigs
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pietro Nuccorini .... assistant director
Mario Bava .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Gianni D'Aloisio .... assistant architect
Giorgio Giovannini .... assistant architect
Flavio Mogherini .... architect
E. Rancati .... weapons and props (as Rancati)
Tani .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Renato Cadueri .... sound
Paolo Ketoff .... sound
Giulio Tagliacozzo .... sound technician
Bruno Zanoli .... microphone technician
 
Special Effects by
Mario Bava .... special effects director
 
Stunts
Nazzareno Zamperla .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Bava .... special lighting director
Danilo Desideri .... assistant camera
Aldo Galfano .... still photographer
Mario Mancini .... assistant camera
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Assunto Lazzazzera .... dress maker (as Assunta Lazzazera)
Mimma Olivieri .... dress maker
Pompei .... footwear
 
Editorial Department
Misa Gabrini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Carlo Savina .... musical director
 
Other crew
Johnny Blysdeal .... choreographer
Dante Brini .... production secretary
Spartaco Conversi .... production secretary
Massimo De Rita .... production assistant
Barbara Fusch .... continuity
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
Enzo Musumeci Greco .... fencing master (as Enzo Musumeci)
Salvatore Siciliano .... location sets (as Ture Siciliano)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hercules Unchained" - UK (imdb display title), USA (dubbed version)
"Hercules and the Queen of Lydia" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
UK:101 min | USA:105 min | 97 min (2005 DVD release) | Italy:98 min | West Germany:94 min | Spain:93 min (re-release)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Italian censorship visa #28586 issued January 31, 1959.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At 23 minutes the tiger trainer is seen from the side and he's holding a whip in his right arm. Then there is a short shot of him from the front and he's holding it in his left. When the shot changes angle it is once again in his right hand.See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Steve Reeves Unleashed, 26 July 2006
Author: ewarn-1 from United States

There was only one Hercules, and he wasn't from Mt. Olympus, he was from California, and his name was Steve! This movie proves it. Actually, it's a little better than his original flick, "Hercules". It's more polished, and has a little more action, but then, that's not saying much. It might have been exciting back in 1959 to see some guy pick up a tree, but the modern special effects fests have eclipsed it. Any kid interested in seeing fighting musclemen today wouldn't watch this, they'd be watching Smackdown or whatever it is. WWF. WWE. I don't know. Anyway, they'd rather see Rick Flair and John Cena insult each other.

But hey! I liked it, because I think Steve Reeves was cool! He looked the part with his beard. And he had some build, better than all the musclemen that followed, better than the bodybuilders today. This was his last good film. For all the others, he shaved off his beard and journeyed to strange places, like Russia and India. He should have stayed in ancient Greece.

If your a retro person, you would love this. I dig the retro dancing Greek island chicks. I dig the fake tigers. I dig the chariots, I dig Steve beating up the world's heavyweight champ. You might find other things to dig, so pay homage to old Steve Hercules Reeves himself. He might have been governor of California too.

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