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Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)

Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 15 April 1963 (USA)
Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

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Androclo, Re di Tebe
Luciano Marin ...
Laura Efrikian ...
Ismene, Antinea's Daughter (as Laura Altan)
Mario Valdemarin ...
Gabor
Mimmo Palmara ...
Astor, il Gran Visir
Salvatore Furnari ...
Timoteo, il nano
Raf Baldassarre ...
Capo delle guardie
Mino Doro ...
Oraclo
Luciana Angiolillo ...
Ignazio Dolce
Miss Glamor
Tullio Altamura
Alessandro Sperli ...
King with Mother
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The ever intrepid world-trotting hunk of a man Herc (Hercules to those who are not his friends) saves a beautiful maiden from the hands of an evil creature. She takes him to her home, Atlantis. Herc kicks some butt and saves her from her mother who wants to kill her and from some scary looking blond guys but unfortunately the rest of the inhabitants are destroyed. Do not worry because Herc escapes along with his son, the maiden and an annoying midget. Written by Splinter <dasplint@nauticom.net>

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Trivia

Shown during Episode 63 of Mystery Science Theater 3000 See more »

Goofs

When they drop the underling into the pit of liquid he is face down, but his skeleton is face up. See more »

Quotes

Androclo, Re di Tebe: Uranus... to rule over all!
Ercole: What you say is blasphemy!
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Connections

Featured in Elvira's Movie Macabre: Untamed Women (2011) See more »

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Park Muscles His Way Into the Miniskirt
28 February 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"Hercules returns just in time to save a gorgeous damsel in distress from the clutches of a wicked monster. The grateful beauty takes him to her home in Atlantis. Hercules must intervene again to save her from her murderous mother and some unfriendly inhabitants. Hercules, his son, and the maiden escape before the city and its population are destroyed," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Dubbed "Hercules and the Captive Women" from the original Italian, this one features Reg Park's debut as one of the exported "sword and sandal" strongmen. Don't watch for the numerous scenes involving Hercules rescuing "Captive Women" because there are none. Instead, you get to see him save one captive, or rather, less than half of her. There are some nicely dressed scenes, though.

*** Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (8/19/61) Vittorio Cottafavi ~ Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni, Luciano Marin


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