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Atlas Against the Cyclops -- (1961) Gordon Mitchell, Chelo Alonso.  Atlas (actually called Maciste) fights an evil queen and saves an infant descendant of Ulysses from a cyclops in this color epic...


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Release Date:
14 April 1963 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Gordon Mitchell ... Maciste (as Mitchell Gordon)

Chelo Alonso ... Capys
Vira Silenti ... Penope
Aldo Bufi Landi ... Sirone
Dante DiPaolo ... Iphitos
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moira Orfei ... Peasant Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Antonio Leonviola  (as Leonviola)
Writing credits
Oreste Biancoli  story and
Oreste Biancoli  screenplay &
Gino Mangini  screenplay

Produced by
Luigi Carpentieri .... producer
Ermanno Donati .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Innocenzi 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
Production Design by
Alberto Boccianti 
Set Decoration by
Ennio Michettoni 
Costume Design by
Giuliano Papi 
Makeup Department
Galileo Mandini .... hair stylist
Piero Mecacci .... makeup artist
Production Management
Piero Donati .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giovanni Fago .... first assistant director
Mariano Laurenti .... first assistant director
Sound Department
John Davis Hart .... dubbing director: English
Maurice Laroche .... sound (French version)
Giannetto Nardi .... sound
Special Effects by
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Joseph Nathanson .... matte shots (as Joseph Nathanson)
Camera and Electrical Department
Galileo Mandini .... montage photographer
Stelvio Massi .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Massimo Bolongaro .... assistant costume designer
Music Department
Carlo Franci .... musical director
Other crew
Giorgio Baldi .... production assistant
Fernando Paolo Girolami .... translator: english (as Fernando Girolami)
Livio Maffei .... production assistant
Paola Salvadori .... script girl
Carlo Zanotti .... secretary to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi" - Italy (original title)
"Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops" - USA (TV title)
"Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops" - Egypt (English title) (alternative title)
"Maciste Vs. Ciclopi" - Egypt (English title) (imdb display title)
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100 min | Italy:94 min (cut)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Italian censorship visa #34331 issued March 28, 1961.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Capys:[to Maciste] I'm not really as evil as you think.See more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.

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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