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Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960) More at IMDbPro »La regina delle Amazzoni (original title)


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1964 (USA) See more »
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Two musclemen come up against a tribe of Amazon women. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Rod Taylor ... Pirro

Ed Fury ... Glauco
Dorian Gray ... Antiope
Daniela Rocca ... Melitta

Gianna Maria Canale ... La Regina
Alberto Farnese ... Losco - Il pirata

Giorgia Moll ... Amazone
Folco Lulli
Ignazio Leone ... Sopho
Adriana Facchetti ... Sacerdota
Paola Falchi ... Amazone
Enzo Cerusico ... Menandro
Marco Tulli ... Eumeo - Oste

Marilù Tolo ... Amazone
Nadia Bianchi ... Amazone
Maria Luisa Rispoli ... Amazone
Carla Dody ... Amazone
Germana Francioli ... Amazone
Alfredo Varelli ... Mercante #1
Gino Buzzanca ... Mercante #2
Lilly Mantovani ... Amazone
Tilde Damiani ... Amazone
Renato Tagliani ... Nando
Francesca Dean ... Amazone
Dori Hassan ... Amazone
Marina Lucatelli ... Amazone

Loredana Nusciak ... Amazone (as Loredana Cappelletti)
Tiberio Murgia ... Il siracusano
Luciana Angiolillo ... Amazone
Mariangela Giordano ... Amazone
Maria Pia Cohen ... Amazone
Marietta Gennusco ... Amazone
Lia Lena ... Amazone

Directed by
Vittorio Sala 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ennio De Concini 
Fulvio Fo 
Augusto Frassinetti 
Giorgio Mordini 
Vittorio Nino Novarese 
Vittorio Sala 
Duccio Tessari 

Produced by
Enzo Merolle .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roberto Nicolosi 
 
Cinematography by
Bitto Albertini 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Art Direction by
Ottavio Scotti 
 
Costume Design by
Gaia Romanini 
 
Makeup Department
Mirella Ginnoto .... hair stylist
Anacleto Giustini .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Armando Grottini .... production manager
Sergio Merolle .... general organization
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniele G. Luisi .... assistant director
Duccio Tessari .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... manager of art department (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Amelio Verona .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Joseph Nathanson .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Di Giacomo .... assistant camera
Carlo Fiore .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Lina Caterini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Luigi Urbini .... conductor
 
Other crew
Tonino Garzarelli .... production secretary
Mimmola Girosi .... script supervisor (as Maria Teresa Girosi)
Tito LeDuc .... choreographer
Arduino Mercuri .... production secretary
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La regina delle Amazzoni" - Italy (original title)
"Colossus and the Amazons" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:84 min | USA:90 min (DVD) | Italy:98 min | West Germany:92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Rod Taylor's voice was dubbed by another actor in the English-language version.See more »
Quotes:
Amazon #!:[Deciding on which male captive she wants] And you, Shorty?
Amazon #2:He's a puny runt. how'd he get here?
Short Greek:I'm the god's gift to the women of Southern Greece.
[In an anachronistic American Southern accent]
Short Greek:Let's be off, my babes! Y'all my women!
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Amazon warrior women gone wild, 2 May 2012
Author: Chris. from Australia

Comedic sword and sandal attempt has Aussie Rod Taylor playing a cheeky swindler, conned into travelling to an island on the promise of treasure, discovering that he and his companions are actually man-cargo being delivered to a race of lusty Amazon women for domestic and sexual servitude. Doesn't sound all that bad really. Trouble emerges when the warrior-who-would-be-Queen (Gray) falls for the burly Glauco (Fury), deepening a rift between her and nemesis Melitta (Rocca) that spirals into an internecine contest, further compounded when pirates discover the secluded hamlet.

It's frolicking fun with a high camp quality that you'll either find amusing or dull. Taylor and Fury rarely have a moment without some form of slapstick or situation comedy, while beauties Gray and Rocca have an hilarious rivalry of which Rocca always seems to be on the wrong end. I thought her frequent stumbles were pretty funny in a corny sort of way, and Gianna Canale's horny Queen Regina constantly bemoaning her chastity vow ("does a kiss have a flavour?") also hit the right note. The three female leads also happen to be exceptionally attractive women to boot, which both Taylor and Fury seem to fully appreciate.

Overall, it's a comedy without pretense, featuring a glamorous cast, some witty dialogue, epic sets and the usual colourful costumes. A funny take on domestic role reversal that's politically incorrect but unlikely to offend (e.g. the smug looks on the faces of Taylor and Fury after cheap attempts at groping their masters are rebuffed). Incidentally, there's also a great scene in which a portly, balding and bearded slave plays a kissing Casanova to an endless queue of frisky Amazons that shouldn't be missed for pure ham value.

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