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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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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gordon Mitchell ... Maciste (as Mitchell Gordon)

Chelo Alonso ... Capys
Vira Silenti ... Penope
Dante DiPaolo ... Iphitos
Aldo Bufi Landi ... Sirone
Giotto Tempestini ... Aronio

Raffaella Carrà ... Eber (as Raffaella Pelloni)
Paul Wynter ... Mumba
Massimo Righi ... Efros
Tullio Altamura ... Captain of the Guard
Antonio Meschini ... Soldier
Fabio ... Baby Son of Penope eand Agisandro (as Il piccolo Fabio)
Germano Longo ... Re Agisandro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pietro Ceccarelli ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Moira Orfei ... Peasant Girl (uncredited)
Aldo Pedinotti ... Cyclops (uncredited)

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

Oreste Biancoli (story)

John Davis Hart  dialogue (english version) (as John Hart)

Produced by
Luigi Carpentieri .... producer
Ermanno Donati .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Innocenzi 
 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini (director of photography)
 
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
 
Art Department
Alberto Boccianti .... set designer
 
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 Natanson)
 
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
Richard McNamara .... director: English language version
Paola Salvadori .... script girl
Carlo Zanotti .... secretary to producer
 
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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)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the first of three Maciste films produced by Panda. Each film would use a different actor in the role of Maciste.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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 »
Quotes:
Ifito:[having captured Maciste] Now we'll have some entertainment. Take him to the pit!See more »

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Chelo in Love, 13 February 2013

Strange «péplum», a bit on the sadistic side, made me feel terrible for the poor Cyclops, who is described as a captive freak, unlike the busy and aggressive creatures Ray Harryhausen created for «The 7th Voyage of Sinbad». For the proceeding, maestro Mario Serandrei's editing is rather lazy, especially in the action scenes, where the tempo of the cutting is not particularly inspired, and the shots linger on Gordon Mitchell's muscles. Even Chelo Alonso goes through a strange routine, from evil queen to woman in love, excluding the possibility of one of her sensual dance scenes; and Mitchell is one very strange looking fellow, with a gentle personality that seems at odds with his character, supposedly a lonely highlander. But «Maciste in the Land of the Cyclops» has ladies in distress chewing gum, «menacing» lions that resemble rugs, a villain (funny Dante DiPaolo) who is always smiling when he's saying his meanest dialog lines, and lights that follow the characters through kitsch settings and barren exteriors. So don't let it pass you: it has a lot to enjoy. Watch it!

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