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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:
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Maciste (as Mitchell Gordon)
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Capys
Vira Silenti ...
Penope
Aldo Bufi Landi ...
Sirone
Dante DiPaolo ...
Giotto Tempestini ...
Aronio
Raffaella Carrà ...
Eber (as Raffaella Pelloni)
Paul Wynter ...
Mumba
Massimo Righi ...
Efros
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 ...
Soldier
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Prison Guard
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Storyline

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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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 »

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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

Capys: Who are you?
Maciste: Maciste.
Capys: What an unusual name. Does it have any meaning?
Maciste: It means that I am born from the rock.
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6 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Since the cyclops only appears in the last six or seven minutes (!) ,the title is a misnomer;this giant gives the most successful performance of a poor cast ;the actors ,from muscle man to wicked queen are so dismal you can have a good laugh!Vaguely based on Greek mythology :Circea's revenge on Ulysses' descendants;the queen will not be allowed to live in peace till the last heir is exterminated ;so she's got some excuses even though she shows some sadism .Macist fights against her to put back the true king on the throne and to save the true queen whose husband was slaughtered by the evil sovereign's soldiers.

There are ten-year-old pupils who write better essays than this screenplay.


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