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Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961)

Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (original title)
Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own.

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Maciste (as Mitchell Gordon)
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Capys
Vira Silenti ...
Penope
Dante DiPaolo ...
Aldo Bufi Landi ...
Sirone
Giotto Tempestini ...
Aronio
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Eber (as Raffaella Pelloni)
Paul Wynter ...
Mumba
Massimo Righi ...
Efros
Tullio Altamura ...
Captain of the Guard
Antonio Meschini ...
Soldier
Fabio ...
Baby Son of Penope eand Agisandro (as Il piccolo Fabio)
Germano Longo ...
Re Agisandro
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Capys, la crudele regina di Sadok, erede di Circe, ha deciso di sacrificare all'ultimo dei ciclopi il piccolo figlio di Re Agisandro, ultimo erede di Ulisse. I guerrieri di Capys distruggono Coos, il villaggio di Agisandro, uccidendo quest'ultimo. Ma il ragazzo viene salvato ed affidato a Maciste. Il mitico eroe, benchè catturato, riesce a liberarsi ed a salvare dal feroce attacco degli uomini della perfida regina il piccolo e la madre di quest'ultimo. Written by rosebud6

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14 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Atlas Against the Cyclops  »

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Trivia

The U.S. version released by Medallion under the title "Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops," seemingly changing the name of the main character to Atlas, has English dubbing which retains the character's original name of Maciste. See more »

Goofs

In many shots during Maciste's fight with the lion, the lion can be heard roaring, even though it is clearly not roaring in the footage. See more »

Quotes

Ifito: [having captured Maciste] Now we'll have some entertainment. Take him to the pit!
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Although he was top billed in the role of Maciste, Gordon Mitchell's name appears in the credits as "Mitchell Gordon." See more »

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One of the more entertaining spear and sandal epics.

This film was retitled to ATLAS AGAINST THE CYCLOPS when it was released in the United States, but our hero is still called "Maciste" in the film. In this one Maciste battles an assortment of bad guys and monsters including the cyclops of the title. Maciste rescues an infant from the cyclops before he dispatches with the one eyed menace.

As far these spear and sandal epics go, this one isn't too bad. It has enough action to hold one interest. It isn't as "talky" as many of the other bigger budgeted entries in the genre. Flashback scenes from this film turned in up in the later Maciste adventure, THE WITCHES CURSE which started Kirk Morris. I would like to see this film in colour, but for some reason all video versions that I have found are in B&W.


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