Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.

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Atlas
Frank Wolff ...
Proximates the Tyrant
Barboura Morris ...
Candia
Walter Maslow ...
Garnis
William Jolley
Andreas Filippides ...
King Telektos
Jean Moore
Christos Exarchos ...
Prince Indros
Robert Hudson
Kent Whitley
Miranda Kounelaki ...
Arione
James Carleton
Theodoros Dimitriou ...
Gen. Gallus
Charles Stirling
Sasa Dario ...
Prima Ballerina (as Sascha Dario)
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Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.

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May 1961 (USA)  »

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Atlas il trionfatore di Atene  »

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This film marked the beginning of Corman veteran Frank Wolff's exile to Europe. He remained there until his suicide in Rome in 1971. See more »

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Proximates the Tyrant: Don't fence with me, wrestler. I can have your entrails on the sand at the snap of a finger.
Atlas: Start snapping.
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Find me a champion
1 December 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Playing the title role of Atlas and certainly having the physique for it is Michael Forest best known for playing the God Apollo on Star Trek prime. He gets himself involved in a civil war where one army is besieging a city state.

When a single combat winner take all duel is arranged the besieger goes out to look for a champion and just by coincidence the Olympic Games are being held. Frank Wolff finds Michael Forest and he will face Christos Exarchos the prince of the city. When Forest beats Exarchos but doesn't kill him, Wolff should have thought right then and there that this will mean trouble for him.

Roger Corman produced Atlas. It was his attempt to make a Peplum, sand and scandal less than an epic. The European players stroll rather listlessly through the film. But Frank Wolff, God Bless him is having a whale of time playing Proximades the tyrant who shows pieces of what Peter Ustinov did with Nero in Quo Vadis and later on Christopher Plummer in the Fall Of The Roman Empire. Wolff is so infectiously evil, he makes a mediocre film worth watching.


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