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Goliath and the Barbarians (1959)
"Il terrore dei barbari" (original title)

 -  Adventure  -  November 1959 (USA)
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When barbarians invade his village and kill his father, a local man wages a one-man war against them.

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Credited cast:
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Emiliano (a.k.a. "Goliath")
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Landa
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Giulia Rubini ...
Lidia
Arturo Dominici ...
Svevo
Gino Scotti ...
Count Daniele
Livio Lorenzon ...
Igor
Luciano Marin ...
Marco
Andrea Checchi ...
Delfo (Londo's father)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Calò ...
Bruno's Mother
Fabrizio Capucci ...
Bruno
Clara Coppola
Cesare Fantoni
Carla Foscari
Veriano Ginesi ...
Barbarian Fighter
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When barbarians invade his village and kill his father, a local man wages a one-man war against them.

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The production had to shut down when the money ran out. James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff were shown rushes from the film and agreed to buy the U.S. distribution rights which gave the producers the money to continue production. With their own Steve Reeves movie (retitled _Goliath and the Barbarians (1959)_) in theatres only five months after the box office sensation _Hercules (1959)_, American International had one of their biggest hits up to that time. See more »

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Igor: [to Emiliano a.k.a. Goliath] Dog of a peasant! You dare to threaten me? I'll have you flogged!
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one of the best sword & sandal movies i've ever seen.
28 July 2001 | by (dallas tx.) – See all my reviews

I was 11yrs. old when I saw this movie for the first time. I was immediately "hooked" on Steve Reeves. This is still the only movie 45 years later that I get excited talking about. Reeves had an on-screen presence that was mesmerizing. The scene in which he is strapped to two horses that are pulling in opposite directions designed to split him apart is breath taking. And this is one of many scenes that exploits the magnificence of Steve's fantastic physique. Along with Reeves is the beautiful actress, Chelo Alonso who plays Reeves' love interest. They are truly electrifying on screen.(If you can call anything filmed in 1959 "electric"). I've seen about every movie that Steve Reeves made...from HERCULES to LONG RIDE FROM HELL. Even though HERCULES is the movie Steve will most be remembered for, GOLIATH & THE BARBARIANS will always be a top 10 favorite of mine!!!


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