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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Atlas Against the Cyclops  »

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Did You Know?


Italian censorship visa #34331 issued March 28, 1961. 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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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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