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Release Date:
18 June 1960 (USA) See more »
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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)
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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:
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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Love among the elephants, 24 January 2008

This makes a good addition to the Victor Mature section of your film library. But I was mostly disappointed in just about all the aspects. First the music in the background did not match the situation. Then the movie starts in the middle of Hannibal's life as he started over the mountains if you do not know the history then you will be lost thru the movie. The dubbed voices reminded me of the voices in "Fractured Fairy tales." The were all sort of squeaky and of course as in the tradition of dubbed Italian movies did not match the speech timing. The one exception was Victor he would show the right or left profile and read his likes perfectly. I don't know how he kept a straight face. By the way he was 45 at this time.

After he makes it over the mountains it becomes a love story between Hannibal and Sylvia the niece of the Roman determined to do Hannibal in. Even Hannibal's men think they are in trouble because Hannibal is gaw gaw over a Roman girl. Here uncle thinks she is a traitor but still loves her like a daughter.

A few wars with some so so elephant scenes and a lot of obviously fake blood. Hannibal's ex turns up and Sylvia runs off.

Will Hannibal and Sylvia ever get their lives together? Who wins the war? Why did they stop the story so abruptly?

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