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Goliath and the Dragon (1960)

La vendetta di Ercole (original title)
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 ...
Salvatore Furnari ...
Little Peasant
Giancarlo Sbragia ...
Tindaro
Michele Gentilini
Wandisa Guida ...
Alcinoe
Nino Milano ...
Lica
...
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 »

Quotes

Ercole: Collapse like my shattered dreams!
[as he pulls down columns supporting a building]
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Featured in Ilusión Nacional (2014) See more »

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Hercules becomes Goliath but the monsters stay the same.

Broderick Crawford plays his role of a corrupt would-be emperor like he were still playing a 20th century gangster. Watch him bark orders to soldiers like he were plotting a gangland rubout. Meanwhile Mark Forest is the hero called "Emilius" who is nicknamed Goliath because he is so strong and (apparently) immortal. He also has a younger brother is is neither superstrong nor immortal and a mortal wife who is not bothered by the fact that she will eventually grow old and die but he won't. Go figure. Most of us watch these movies for the monsters and oft-times the cheesier the better. After a mechanical 3 headed fire breathing dog (ahem, that is NOT Cerberus!), a man in suit giant bat and a centaur (which had to have been the most uncomfortable costume in the bunch) seeing a dragon that is partially stop motion animated was a real treat. Oh yeah, in closeups it is a giant rubber prop but those few moments of animation make it worthwhile. There is enough plot here for 2 movies and it does not always make perfect sense but the action will keep your attention. Oh and look closely at that dragon. David Hewitt borrowed some of the stop-motion scenes for his no budget thriller THE MIGHTY GORGA.


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