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Goliath and the Barbarians (1959)

Il terrore dei barbari (original title)
When barbarians invade his village and kill his father, a local man wages a one-man war against them.
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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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I Will Kill 10,000 Barbarians...And They Will Call Me GOLIATH! See more »

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When Igor (Livio Lorenzon) slapped Landa (Chelo Alonso), the fiery Cuban actress couldn't help herself, and slapped him back. After ruining a couple of takes this way, the old director lost his patience and had Chelo's hands tied off screen. She took it as the script demanded, but after the scene cut, she walked to her colleague, slapped him, and told him, "Here's the change!" See more »

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Londo: Don't let them torture him anymore. He's a peaceful woodcutter.
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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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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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