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Director:
Writers:
Oreste Biancoli (story) and
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Release Date:
14 April 1963 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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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One of the more entertaining spear and sandal epics. See more (15 total) »

Cast

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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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Runtime:
100 min | Italy:94 min (cut)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Ifito:[speaking to Capys about Maciste] Now I see why you wanted him captured... alive.See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the more entertaining spear and sandal epics., 10 December 2001

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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