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Hercules and the Captive Women (1961) More at IMDbPro »Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (original title)

Hercules and the Captive Women -- 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.


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Release Date:
15 April 1963 (USA) See more »
Half Woman! Half Stone! THE WEIRDEST! THE WILDEST! Half Woman! Half Stone! See more »
Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Better than currently given credit for. See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order)

Reg Park ... Ercole / Hercules

Fay Spain ... Queen Antinea of Atlantis
Ettore Manni ... Androclo, Re di Tebe
Luciano Marin ... Illo
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 ... Deianira, Hercules' Wife
Ignazio Dolce
Miss Glamor
Tullio Altamura
Alessandro Sperli ... King with Mother
Mario Petri ... Zenith, prete di Urano

Gian Maria Volontè ... Re di Sparta
Ivo Garrani ... Re di Megalia
Leon Selznick ... Narrator, U.S. Version (voice)
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Re di Megara
Nando Tamberlani ... Tiresia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Bonadonna ... Man in Tavern Fight (uncredited)
Aldo Canti ... Man in Tavern Fight (uncredited)
Aldo Cecconi ... Man in Tavern Fight (uncredited)
Maurizio Coffarelli ... Proteus the Monster (uncredited)
Jimmy il Fenomeno ... Man in Tavern Fight #2 (uncredited)
Amerigo Santarelli ... Man in Tavern (uncredited)
Nazzareno Zamperla ... Man in Tavern Fight (uncredited)

Directed by
Vittorio Cottafavi 
Writing credits
Vittorio Cottafavi  and
Sandro Continenza  and
Duccio Tessari 

Pierre Benoît  character
Nicolò Ferrari  (as Archibald Zounds Jr.)
Nicolò Ferrari  story (as Archibald Zounds Jr.)

Produced by
Achille Piazzi .... producer
Original Music by
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. 
Armando Trovajoli 
Cinematography by
Carlo Carlini 
Film Editing by
Maurizio Lucidi 
Production Design by
Franco Lolli 
Costume Design by
Vittorio Rossi 
Production Management
Danilo Marciani .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giorgio Cristallini .... second unit director
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... manager of art department (uncredited)
Sound Department
Umberto Picistrelli .... sound
Visual Effects by
Mario Bava .... visual effects (uncredited)
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. .... conductor
Gordon Zahler .... music supervisor: US version
Darrell Calker .... composer: stock music US version (uncredited)
Walter Greene .... composer: stock music US version (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music US version (uncredited)
Leith Stevens .... composer: stock music US version (uncredited)
Other crew
Georges Aminel .... voice dubbing: Reg Park
Louis Arbessier .... voice dubbing: Maurizio Coffarelli
Lucien Bryonne .... voice dubbing: Mino Doro
Gabriel Cattand .... voice dubbing: Mimmo Palmara
Jany Clair .... voice dubbing: Laura Efrikian
Jacques Deschamps .... voice dubbing: Ivo Garrani
Michel Gatineau .... voice dubbing: Mario Petri
Hugo Grimaldi .... u.s. version producer/editor
Michel Gudin .... voice dubbing: Enrico Maria Salerno
Claire Guibert .... voice dubbing: Fay Spain
Jean-Louis Jemma .... voice dubbing: Luciano Marin
Hubert Noël .... voice dubbing: Ettore Manni
Serge Sauvion .... voice dubbing: Gabriele Tinti
Maria Tamar .... voice dubbing: Luciana Angiolillo
Haroun Tazieff .... volcano shots
Peter Vander Sloot .... choreographer
Paul Villé .... voice dubbing: Nando Tamberlani
Jean Violette .... voice dubbing: Gian Maria Volontè

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide" - Italy (original title)
"Hercules and the Conquest of Atlantis" - International (English title)
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Italy:101 min | USA:94 min | France:98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Shown during Episode 63 of Mystery Science Theater 3000See more »
Continuity: When they drop the underling into the pit of liquid he is face down, but his skeleton is face up.See more »
Zantas, Priest of Uranus:The blood of Uranus can never be destroyed!See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Better than currently given credit for., 20 November 2009
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This is definitely a better movie than a lot of other Italian Hercules productions out there. Not that the quality of this movie is being exceptionally high though. It still is a movie that brings some nice entertainment, no matter how ridicules the movie often gets.

This was the first time that British Reg Park took on the Hercules role. Park was a multiple time Mr. Universe champion, just like Steve Reeves, who had played the character of Hercules in previous movie productions. His physique of course definitely helped him getting these sort of roles. His career also ended pretty soon after he started to age, like often happens to these types of 'actors'.

Like all these sort of Italian swords and sandals productions, it's a very cheap and often laughable looking movie, even though the movie is also being grand to look at with its enormous and colorful sets. The movie does use some silly early effects, though you just can not accuse this movie of not being creative. It just doesn't always works in the movie its own advantage.

I of course couldn't care less about the story of the movie and all that seemed to matter was that the movie. All that seems to matter for this movie is that it's being entertaining. The movie does really bring some silly fun, also long as you of course don't except a movie with class or of a very high quality.

A better movie than most other Italian Hercules productions and also certainly way better than its current reputation and rating.


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