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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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One of many imported muscleman epics from the sixties, but with the extraordinary participation of the delicious Chelo Alonso.
12 March 2003 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

Mark Forest (bodybuilder Lou Degni) provides the beef in this relatively lavish Egyptian-style muscleman movie, whose production design is quite good for a low-budget, Italian potboiler. But for those who enjoy the genre, the highlight is the voluptuous Chelo Alonso, whose elegantly stiff performance as the evil empress is supplanted by the delightful belly dance she performs to seduce our lifeless hero midway through the picture. Adolescent kitsch working extraordinarily well as a fetishistic flesh fantasy. Terrific.

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