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Oreste Biancoli (story) and
Ennio De Concini (story)
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Release Date:
24 November 1960 (Italy) See more »
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Maciste travels to Egypt, where he leads a revolt against an evil queen. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Mark Forest ... Maciste (as Mark Forrest)

Chelo Alonso ... Queen Smedes
Vira Silenti ... Tekaet
Angelo Zanolli ... Pharaoh Kenamun
Federica Ranchi ... Nofret
Carlo Tamberlani ... Pharaoh Armiteo I
Nino Musco ... Senneka the Camel Driver
Zvonimir Rogoz ... Grand Visir
Ignazio Dolce ... Tradesman
Andrea Fantasia ... Blacksmith
Petar Dobric ... High Priest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ada Ruggeri ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Carlo Campogalliani 
Writing credits
Oreste Biancoli (story and screenplay) and
Ennio De Concini (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Luigi Carpentieri .... producer
Ermanno Donati .... producer
Piero Donati .... executive producer
Sam Schneider .... producer (english version)
Original Music by
Carlo Innocenzi 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
Film Editing by
Roberto Cinquini 
Art Direction by
Oscar D'Amico 
Costume Design by
Maria De Matteis 
Makeup Department
Galileo Mandini .... hair stylist
Halid Redzebasic .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Giorgio Baldi .... production supervisor
Livio Maffei .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Bava .... second unit director
Romolo Guerrieri .... assistant director (as Romolo Girolami)
Mate Relja .... assistant director
Art Department
Ennio Michettoni .... property master
Sound Department
Leopoldo Rosi .... sound
Special Effects by
Piero Mecacci .... special effects
Andrea Fantasia .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stelvio Massi .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Crimi .... assistant costume designer
Tigano Lo Faro .... costumes
Editorial Department
Ornella Micheli .... assistant editor
Music Department
Carlo Franci .... conductor
Other crew
Andrea Fantasia .... master of arms
Tito LeDuc .... choreographer
Benilde Vittori .... continuity
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Maciste nella valle dei Re" - Italy (original title)
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USA:89 min | Italy:94 min | West Germany:89 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Italian censorship visa #33422 of November 19, 1960.See more »
Queen Smedes:Feed him to the crocodiles.See more »
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Referenced in Django Explained (2013) (V)See more »


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Maciste To The Rescue, 5 December 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Although as a fictional character Maciste did not have biblical origins in this film he is identified in the title as the Son Of Samson. Although why Samson the Hebrew's son would be bothering to help out Egyptians who kept his people in bondage for generations is beyond me. There really isn't any good history there.

Maciste has been played by many actors from way back in the earliest days of the silent screen and in this peplum epic is played by Mark Forest. Egypt's pharaoh has died under mysterious circumstances and his second wife trophy queen is suspected of foul play. The slinky and sexy Chelo Alonso has a way with potions and such and she's got the new pharaoh, her stepson wrapped around her finger. Alonso is Persian and as her countrymen start taking over the government and enslaving the people, Maciste comes in like in westerns, spaghetti or American, and does in the bad guys and saves Egypt from a Persian takeover.

As a sculpted body Forest is quite the eyeful, maybe even more of an eyeful than Steve Reeves. The sets look like they might have been used in The Ten Commandments. And whether taking a ladder full of soldiers, fighting lions and crocodiles, or dealing with the charms of Alonso, Forest fills the bill. He even registers an expression or two during the course of the film.

Fans of the peplum genre of films should approve.

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