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Goliath and the Dragon (1960)
"La vendetta di Ercole" (original title)

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A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Forest ...
Ercole / Emilius the Goliath
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Renato Terra ...
(as Renato Terra Caizzi)
Federica Ranchi ...
Thea
Ugo Sasso ...
Timocleo di Medar
Sandro Moretti ...
Illo
Salvatore Furnari ...
Little Peasant
Giancarlo Sbragia ...
Tindaro
Michele Gentilini
Wandisa Guida ...
Alcinoe
Nino Milano ...
Lica
Leonora Ruffo ...
Dejanira
Spartaco Nale
Carla Calò ...
La Sibilla
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A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler.

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This film is listed among the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »

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In the beginning of the film, when Goliath climbs down into the cave, a thin rope can be seen tied to him. See more »

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Ercole: Collapse like my shattered dreams!
[as he pulls down columns supporting a building]
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I waited thirty years for this!
8 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the poster for GOLIATH AND THE DRAGON outside a theater when I was a kid and was dying to see it. Unfortunately I had to wait over thirty years until just the other day when I found a cheap VHS copy in a video store. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely --- but not for the reasons I'd expected. In addition to the cool poster what intrigued me about the film were the Jim Danforth stop motion sequences added for the American release. Pictures of the dragon made it look pretty good. Unfortunately the model is poorly used in the film itself, and nowhere is it shown off to such good advantage as in the publicity stills. Animation-wise the film was a major disappointment.

And other-wise? Well, you gotta give this movie a big A for Ambition. Hercules (excuse me, GOLIATH) doesn't just duke it out with soldiers, he battles a three headed dog, a bat monster, a centaur, a bear, and at one point even wrestles an elephant to the ground! Unfortunately none of these conflicts is handled with anything like the skill needed to really bring them off, but you've gotta love them for trying. And the movie, goofy and slipshod as it is, never bores. Peplum fans should check it out.


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