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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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One of many imported muscleman epics from the sixties, but with the extraordinary participation of the delicious Chelo Alonso. See more (7 total) »


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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
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Italian censorship visa #33422 of November 19, 1960.See more »
Queen Smedes:Feed him to the crocodiles.See more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of many imported muscleman epics from the sixties, but with the extraordinary participation of the delicious Chelo Alonso., 12 March 2003
Author: TheVid from Colorado Springs

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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