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The Giants of Thessaly (1960)

I giganti della Tessaglia (original title)
In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the ... See full summary »

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Roland Carey ...
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Creusa
Alberto Farnese ...
Adrasto
Nadia Sanders ...
La Regina Gaia (as Nadine Duca)
Luciano Marin ...
Cathia Caro ...
Aglaia
Alfredo Varelli ...
Argo
Gil Delamare ...
Alceo
Maria Teresa Vianello ...
Olivia - Sorella di Gaia
Nando Tamberlani ...
Padre di Aglaia
Alberto Sorrentino ...
Licaone
Massimo Pianforini ...
Padre di Argo
Paolo Gozlino ...
Raf Baldassarre ...
Nando Angelini ...
Compagno di Giasone
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In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the fabled Golden Fleece. Meanwhile, back at home, his scheming regent is plotting to get his hands on the kingdom--and the queen. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #33588 issued December 6, 1960. See more »

Quotes

Adrasto: [to Creusa] Whenever your eyes are flashing with rage, you're even more beautiful.
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Referenced in I nyhta me ti Silena (1986) See more »

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Not a legendary film
28 January 2017 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The tale of Jason and the Argonauts has understandably attracted a number of filmmakers over the years. I haven't seen every adaptation, but I am pretty sure that this particular one would be considered the dullest. The biggest sin the movie makes is that it's simply boring for much of the running time. There isn't a terrible amount of action, and the little action there is is at its best just routine. To be fair to director Riccardo Freda, the script didn't just give him little opportunity to try and add some excitement. The story plays like a Cliff's Notes look at Jason and company. The story starts in the middle of the quest, and the various adventures and encounters that we do get to see often feel rushed and/or missing key footage. Although this particular telling can be found cheaply (since it's in the public domain), you'd be better off spending a few extra bucks to view the much superior 1963 British movie "Jason and the Argonauts" instead.


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