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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: Londo, your dancing makes fires burn in my veins.
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steve reeves kills barbarian men and seduces their most beautiful woman
15 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hercules was good, Hercules Unchained better still, and Morgan the Pirate was nothing to scoff at. Still, this remains the best Steve Reeves mini-epic of all, if also the hardest to get ahold of on VHS and DVD. He's typecast as a gentle giant who becomes a masked avenger when a horde of barbarians invades his terrain, leading the good people on a guerilla campaign against the marauding mob. Until, that is, he gets a good look at the barbarian princess (Chelo Alonso) and falls apart at the seams. Don't blame him - you will too. This former dancer at Paris nightspots is an exotic beauty, dark and dangerous looking, and she has not one but two extremely erotic dance numbers. They may seem relatively mild today, but this was real hot stuff for those of us who were adolescent boys when the movie was first released in America. The fight scenes are well staged, considering the tight budget, and this rates as the kind of exciting fun that used to make up the top half of a double bill at Saturday matinees during the late fifties and early sixties.


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