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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

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
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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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Trivia

For the U.S. version, it's not Broderick Crawford's voice, but a voice actor impersonating him. 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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" By The Gods, I shall Have my Revenge or they will have My Death "
11 July 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In the 1960's as a child I and dozens of theater goers were watching this interesting Movie called " Goliath and the Dragon " when a small fire in the building sent everyone racing out in a panic. Although, I got the price of admission back, (15 cents) I never did get to finish the film. Due to the fact, I was very young, I was most impressed with the parts of the movie I did get to see. It is years later and I finally got to see the entire movie completely. I am surprised to sit through the entire film without yawning. The scenes which intrigued and captivated me as a child, were laughable as an adult. However, I am impressed with the story of how Goliath or Hercules was able to mesmerize young impressible audiences with such a small budget and hokey special effects. Still, as a grown-up I would quickly recommend this film to young members of the audience as they have not lost their imagination or have forgotten what it means to be inspired by flickering images. During the Sword and Sandal era, these movies are the very inspiration we received when it was needed most. How else could Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, Centars and heroic deeds have impressed us so much? Recommended! *****


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