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Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961)

Maciste, l'uomo più forte del mondo (original title)
Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city. There the two are forced to turn an ... See full summary »

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Queen Halis Mojab
Paul Wynter ...
Bango
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Kathar - Kahab's Son
Enrico Glori ...
Kahab - the High Priest
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Princess Salirah
Roberto Miali ...
Loth
Nando Tamberlani ...
Khur - King of Aran (as Ferdinando Tamberlani)
Carla Foscari ...
Henared (as Carla De Foscari)
Rosalia Gavo
Graziella Granata ...
Queen's Handmaid
Janine Hendy ...
Queen's Handmaid Playing the Harp (as Jannin Hendy)
Grazia Campori ...
Queen's Handmaid
Mara Lombardo ...
Queen's Handmaid (as Maria Lombardo)
Luciana Vivaldi ...
Queen's Handmaid
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Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city. There the two are forced to turn an enormous wheel along with other captives as part of a gold-and-diamonds mining operation. The underground city's queen, Halis Mosab, takes note of the handsome, muscular Maciste and chooses him to be her consort if he can meet such challenges as saving the kidnapped Princess Saliura from a gigantic ape. Maciste kills the ape and carries Saliura back to the aboveground world. The white-clad marauders can't follow them if it means being caught in the sunlight which instantly dissolves them. Maciste then returns to the underground city to save the other captives. Meanwhile, high priest Kahab informs his son, Katar, that their queen is not one of them but, unbeknownst to her, was kidnapped as a small child from the "world above." If Katar can marry her, their children can be "normal" and can live in the ... Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Italian censorship visa #35134 issued October 10, 1961. See more »

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Since Greco-Roman society had neither the knowledge nor the means to cut and polish diamonds into jewels, the evil Queen's diamond-mining operations are pointless. See more »

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Regina Halis Mosab: [to Maciste] Yours will be a splendid death.
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Edited into Seven Rebel Gladiators (1965) See more »

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Maciste Is At It Again - With Lame Foes
21 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maciste, Son of Hercules is at it again. This time he is fighting his lamest foes yet - The Mole Men. The Mole Men must live underground and not to be caught above ground because if they go out the sunlight will kill them. They are pale with white long (wigs) hair, look like humans.

Someone somewhere must have been making a killing off these films... money that is. Italy pumped out several of these in just a few years time, 7 years (1958 to 1965) before the spaghetti westerns took over. Apparently the it didn't matter the story or foes or how well it was filmed, the audiences must have just wanted to look at muscle men on screen doing whatever at that time.

Awful movie, one of the worst peplum of the time era.

1/10


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