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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Gloriani ...
Rossella Como ...
Giulio Donnini ...
High Priest
Arturo Bragaglia ...
Andrea Aureli ...
Andrea Scotti ...
Olga Solbelli ...
Antonio Gradoli ...
Head of Guards
Cesare Fantoni ...


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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Release Date:

19 August 1960 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Hercules vs. the Hydra  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jayne Mansfield and Italian actress Moira Orfei did not get along during filming. Orfei felt that she should have been the star. She had Mansfield's name removed from promotional materials for the Italian release. See more »


Gil Vidal's character is Acheloo, not Achilles. See more »


[first lines]
Philoctetes: Here! Right this way.
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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cheesy film...different versions/scenes...oohh maaann!!
8 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

The totally rare Danish videorelease of this "trashy" film is full screen running 96.00 mins precisely. Italian tv channel RaiUno showed a letterboxed print(1: 1.70 cirka) the other day running ½ a minnute shorter. The 2 versions features a whole bunch of scenes filmed from different/alternative angles and many are diff/alternative takes. Quite "interesting" to compare actually...if you are into this sort of movie-watching. One scene found only in the Danish version shows Miss mansfield (hidden behind some see-through cloth)covering her naked body with some clothes. Extremely...uuhuuhhh...daring!!!!! I give it 5 out of 10.....but "reflecting" on it afterwards is worth a good laugh and....10 !!! Cheers sandal-genre comrades!!!

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