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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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Did You Know?

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 8 people found the following review useful.
HANNIBAL - A Subject Crying out for a Remake, 20 February 2002
Author: Xlegion from Ottawa, Ontario

The print that I viewed was the one available from "Belle and Blade Video". The print quality is not great but watchable. This one really needs to be seen in the widescreen format as this Pan and Scan version has many scenes where actors are speaking and are not even in frame. I can only guess how this would effect some of the many battle scenes. The problem with this movie is not so much in the screenplay, with all the elements we have come to expect in the Italian Sword and Sandal movies. The obligatory "love story" and the not too historical depiction of Ancient Combat. Trying to tell the complete story of the Great Carthaginian leader who kept Rome in Terror for nearly a decade is not an easy one. The direction and editing is what I think is the real problem here. Some scenes are just too long while others cry out for more attention. There is a disturbing quality to some of the battle scenes, which switch from outdoor photography to sound stage. Since it is the only movie out there on Hannibal, it wins by default. I am amazed that this story has not been redone. Overall, if you are into Ancients and the Sword and Sandal Genre you probably will like this film. Oh, by the way the obligatory "Elephants" are there, and handled as well as one might expect from this type of film.

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