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Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961)
"Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi" (original title)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Maciste (as Mitchell Gordon)
Vira Silenti ...
Aldo Bufi Landi ...
Dante DiPaolo ...
Giotto Tempestini ...
Raffaella Carrà ...
Eber (as Raffaella Pelloni)
Paul Wynter ...
Massimo Righi ...
Fabio ...
Baby Son of Penope eand Agisandro
Germano Longo ...
Re Agisandro
Aldo Pedinotti ...
Cyclops (as Aldo Padinotti)
Tullio Altamura ...
Captain of the Guard
Antonio Meschini ...
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Prison Guard


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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Release Date:

14 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Atlas Against the Cyclops  »

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ESP 2,607,002 (Spain)

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The symbolic design on the large rayed solar disk which can be seen on a wall in the queen's palace imitates the font and spiral design found on the mysterious Phaistos disc (~1700 B.C.), which remains yet to be deciphered. See more »


When Maciste saves the small child from the lion, the shots of the real lion (with Gordon Mitchell's stand-in for the sequence) show that the claws are not out and the paws are not being used to strike but rather happily returning the hug it's receiving. See more »


Ifito: [having captured Maciste] Now we'll have some entertainment. Take him to the pit!
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26 September 1999 | by (CARDIFF, WALES) – See all my reviews

Sword and sandal movies are much derided today but in their time were looked forward to immensely by pre-teen boys looking for good solid action adventure. We didn't care about cheesy dubbed dialogue and stilted acting.We wanted battles,monsters and heroes who could uproot a tree without batting an eyelid.Gordon Mitchell was perhaps the most rugged of these celluloid titans and this was his first foray into Italian muscle movies. It was not to be his last."ATLAS etc" is as good example of any of his work and is indeed one of his very best.He actually plays Maciste here not Atlas but changing the name of the hero for international distribution was commonplace in these movies. Who cared anyway? His ordeals and battles until he finally reaches the lair of the (quite convincing)cyclops are excitingly presented and the movie as a whole is an enjoyable one and even now is worth a look. Mitchell is still around and probably had the longest career of any of the stars who were active in this much maligned genre.He was also effective in the later "GIANT OF METROPOLIS".

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