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Release Date:
18 June 1960 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Jump on! Hang on! Here comes the avenging Hannibal and his crazed elephant army! See more »
Plot:
After making his historic crossing of the Alps with elephants transporting supplies and troops, Hannibal marches on Rome in a war of revenge... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Victor Mature ... Hannibal

Gabriele Ferzetti ... Fabius Maximus
Rita Gam ... Sylvia
Milly Vitale ... Danila
Rik Battaglia ... Hasdrubal
Franco Silva ... Maharbal

Terence Hill ... Quintilius (as Mario Girotti)
Mirko Ellis ... Mago
Andrea Aureli ... Gajus Terentius Varro
Andrea Fantasia ... Konsul Paulus Emilius
Renzo Cesana (as Renato Cesana)

Bud Spencer ... Rutario (as Carlo Pedersoli)
Pina Bottin
Remo De Angelis
Piero Mitri
Mario Pisu
Franco Dominici ... Minitius
Enzo Fiermonte ... Announcer in Senate
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Esterhazy ... Slave
Piero Tiberi ... Hannibal's Son
Bruno Arié ... Wrestler (uncredited)
Nello Pazzafini ... Wrestler - Last Winner (uncredited)

Directed by
Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia 
Edgar G. Ulmer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mortimer Braus  writer
Sandro Continenza  (as Allesandro Continenza)
Ottavio Poggi  story
Edgar G. Ulmer  writer

Produced by
Ottavio Poggi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
 
Cinematography by
Raffaele Masciocchi 
 
Film Editing by
Renato Cinquini 
 
Art Direction by
Ernest Kromberg 
 
Set Decoration by
Carlo Gentili 
 
Costume Design by
Giancarlo Bartolini Salimbeni 
 
Makeup Department
Mirella Ginnoto .... makeup artist (as Mirella Gonnoto)
 
Production Management
Nino Battiferri .... production manager
Lucio Bompani .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nino Zanchin .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Amedeo Mellone .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Raffaele Del Monte .... sound
Franco Groppioni .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Anacleto Giustini .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcello Masciocchi .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... musical director
 
Other crew
Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Annibale" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
100 min | USA:103 min | Italy:95 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Sound)
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Trivia:
Hannibal was a Punic Carthaginian general who lived between 247 BC and aprox.181 BC. Ancient Carthaginians were a Semitic civilization from the Phoenician city-state of Carthage, located in North Africa in present-day Tunisia.See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Hannibal Didn't Deserve This, 7 October 2006
Author: ragosaal from Argentina

I've red a lot about this figure and I got to admire it; I think he was in the level of Julius Caesar and Alexander when it comes to ancient history's generals. The involving tactic he used at Cannae is still studied in Military Academies around the world. He was an extremely clever man most educated for his time and he loved his country. The Crossing of the Alps back in 200 B.C. with an army and 30 war elephants can only be qualified as epic and a true highlight in Military history.

The guy sure deserved a better try in films. Italians were never good at making epic spectacular films, but Americans did some very good products and its a pity they were never interested in Hannibal.

Edgar Ulmer's film is slow, boring and irrelevant. It starts with the crossing of the Alps and ends after Cannae; that period was precisely Hannibal's most glorious when he moved through Italy (Rome's dominions back then) at will defeating the legions four times and retiring without ever being defeated. The movie doesn't transmit at all the real significance of such a quest against the most powerful nation of the ancient world in its own soil.

Victor Mature (Hannibal) was the master of overacting and he proofs it in this picture once more moving around with his usual 60's greasy hairdo. The rest of the cast is average or below average. The battles are not very realistic and the elephants that were used as today's tanks don't even look dangerous (even if you pass over that they were Indian elephants instead of African).

Don't waste your time on this one. The great general deserves a lot more and he sure gave a lot of material for a good script.

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