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The Loves of Hercules (1960)

Gli amori di Ercole (original title)
Hercules must save his true love from an evil queen.

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Mickey Hargitay ...
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Licos
Tina Gloriani ...
Rossella Como ...
Aleia
Giulio Donnini ...
High Priest
Arturo Bragaglia ...
Andrea Aureli ...
Andrea Scotti ...
Timanthes
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Némée
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Il generale
Sandrine
Olga Solbelli ...
Maga, the witch
Antonio Gradoli ...
Head of Guards
Cesare Fantoni ...
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While Hercules is away, his people and the woman he loves are killed by the king of Ecalia. Hercules goes to Ecalia to revenge his dead. When he arrives in Ecalia he finds that the king is dead and queen Dianira reigns. He saves her and falls for her, but Dianira has been promised to Acheloo. His deed became more and more hard among Licos's conspiracy, the Amazons, the Hydra and other monsters... Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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19 August 1960 (Italy)  »

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Hercules vs. the Hydra  »

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Jayne Mansfield was pregnant at the time of filming and had to diet to keep her pregnancy from being apparent. See more »

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Philoctetes: Here! Right this way.
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Such a Great Italian Adventure Film
10 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hercules (Mickey Hargitay) must save his true love from an evil queen (Jayne Mansfield).

Okay, so the hydra is awesome and these are awesome costumes. Everything about this film is awesome. Awesome. Awesome. I am using that word repeatedly on purpose, because no other word sums this up.

Yeah, it may be a bit cheesy, but the Italians had a way of taking the Hercules story and running with it. Mario Bava did, I think even Lucio Fulci did it. Why not Bragaglia? Luca Palmieri is my go-to source for Italian film reviews. All he has to say about this one is that Mansfield is "super-shapely". Great analysis, Luca.


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