Son of Samson (1960)
"Maciste nella valle dei Re" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  24 November 1960 (Italy)
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Maciste travels to Egypt, where he leads a revolt against an evil queen.


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Complete credited cast:
Mark Forest ...
Maciste (as Mark Forrest)
Queen Smedes
Vira Silenti ...
Angelo Zanolli ...
Pharaoh Kenamun
Federica Ranchi ...
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Pharaoh Armiteo I
Nino Musco ...
Senneka the Camel Driver
Zvonimir Rogoz ...
Grand Visir
Ignazio Dolce ...
Andrea Fantasia ...
Petar Dobric ...
High Priest


During the Persian rule over Egypt (circa 525-480 B.C.), the young prince Kenamon uses to wander about, and mixing with the poor people. Once, he finds himself in a life threatening situation, and is saved by a strong man, Maciste. In another occasion, he sees a beautiful girl, Nofret, and falls in love with her. He talks with his father the Pharaoh Amirteo I, about being much impressed with the hunger and miserable living conditions of the people. His father decides to raise an army against the Persians, but his beautiful but cunning wife Smedes, godmother of Kenamon and allied of the Persian Gran Visir, kills him before he acts. Once on the throne of Pharaoh, Kenamon is drugged with a substance prepared by Smedes, and loses his will-power. Meanwhile, Nofret is about to be sold as slave. Maciste becomes the leader of the people's revolt, and is acclaimed at the the local games. Maciste gets Nofret free, manages not to fall under Smedes' love filters, and gathers and leads a ... Written by Artemis-9

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24 November 1960 (Italy)  »

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Italian censorship visa #33422 of November 19, 1960. See more »


Queen Smedes: Feed him to the crocodiles.
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Referenced in Django Explained (2013) See more »

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Not as bad as I thought it would be
17 August 2006 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Well for the first half of this entry the acting is very wooden but somewhere down the line the cast start to look interested, I feared the worst when I bought this on DVD but was surprised just how good it is (in parts!), our hero saves a bunch of babes...sorry slaves from capture and unites with the people against the tyrants...well you should get the idea by now if you watch these kind of movies,as always Mark Forest looks superb as Machiste son of Samson and his muscular frame has the ladies in question in a spin, one word of warning though, some battle scenes are incredibly brutal and gory, this surprised me greatly as I don't think this would have been passed by British censors but as these epics come and go a good entry into the genre.

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