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Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World (1961)
"Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan" (original title)

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Sam must rescue a beautiful Chinese princess from a marauding horde of warriors.



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Complete credited cast:
Maciste / Samson (U.S. English version)
Yôko Tani ...
Princess Lei-ling
Hélène Chanel ...
Liu Tai
Dante DiPaolo ...
Gabriele Antonini ...
Leonardo Severini ...
Garak, the Great Khan
Valéry Inkijinoff ...
Taoist High Priest
Franco Ressel ...
Captain of the Khan's Guards
Ely Yeh ...
Emperor Wung
Ham-Chau Luong ...
Buddhist High Priest (as Luong-Ham Chan)
Chu Lai Chit ...
Prince Tai Sung
Sergio Ukmar
Tonino Cianci ...
(as Antonio Cianci)
Giacomo Tchang ...
Old chinese priest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Aminel


Sam must rescue a beautiful Chinese princess from a marauding horde of warriors.

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December 1962 (USA)  »

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With the massive exterior sets, lavish interior sets and a multitude of Asian extras left over from Marco Polo (1962), Panda Productions had writers Oreste Biancoli and Duccio Tessari fashion a sword-and-sandal/mythological muscleman epic - a genre that had become highly popular around the world - placing hero Maciste in a Chinese setting. Genre specialist Riccardo Freda was brought in to direct, Gordon Scott was cast as Maciste (renamed "Samson" for the U.S. version) and Yôko Tani was kept on as the female lead. See more »


When the new execution device is being demonstrated, Maciste makes his way through a crowd of Chinese people. Although he is much larger than anyone else, and is almost naked, nobody seems to notice him. See more »


Kiutai: [Motioniong to two collapsed men under torture] There're your rebels...
[adressing Princess Lei-ling]
Kiutai: Their torture has gone on for a month. Tell me now, you'll tell me what I want to know? Where is the rebel leader?
Kiutai: So, you wont speak? I'll loose your tongue, even if that kills you!
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Another glorified muscleman movie expertly exploited by American International into drive-in big bucks.
24 March 2003 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

Ex-Tarzan Gordon Scott is the beefcake in this low-budget but exotic sword-and-sandal potboiler, set, oddly enough, in China. The set pieces are convincingly done for a mini-epic of this sort, and Scott appears to have done some amazing stuntwork in a chariot sequence. Les Baxter's recognizable GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS score has been superimposed once again by American International to good effect. One of the better retro-stud peplums for those interested.

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