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Maciste, l'uomo più forte del mondo
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Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules -- Molemen vs. Son of Hercules stars Mark Forest as Hercules' son, Maciste, who goes underground to discover the terrifying kingdom of the Mole Men, who are ruled by beautiful but wicked Queen Alismoyab... whose evil is no match for her weakness for muscles! Also starring bodybuilder Paul Wynter, this is one of the wildest and weirdest of the Italian beefcake fests.

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10 October 1961 (Italy) See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Mark Forest ... Maciste, Son of Hercules
Moira Orfei ... Queen Halis Mojab
Paul Wynter ... Bango
Gianni Garko ... Kathar, Kahab's Son
Enrico Glori ... Kahab, the High Priest
Raffaella Carrà ... Princess Salirah
Roberto Miali ... Loth
Nando Tamberlani ... Khur, King of Aran (as Ferdinando Tamberlani)
Carla Foscari (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
Franca Polesello ... Queen's Handmaid
Cinzia Cam ... Queen's Handmaid
Bruna Mori ... Queen's Handmaid
Anna De Martino ... Queen's Handmaid
Gloria Hendy ... Tulac, Bango's Friend

Directed by
Antonio Leonviola  (as Leonviola)
 
Writing credits
Antonio Leonviola  story (as Leonviola) &
Giuseppe Mangione  story and
Marcello Baldi  screenplay &
Giuseppe Mangione  screenplay

Stephen Garrett  dialogue: english version
Frank Gregory  dialogue: english version

Produced by
Elio Scardamaglia .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Armando Trovajoli 
 
Cinematography by
Alvaro Mancori (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Otello Colangeli 
 
Production Design by
Franco Lolli 
 
Art Direction by
Italo Tomassi (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Franco Lolli 
 
Costume Design by
Gaia Romanini 
 
Makeup Department
Amato Garbini .... makeup artist
Mirella Ginnoto .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Paolo Gargano .... unit manager
Piero Lazzari .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sergio Donà .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Francesco Cuppini .... assistant designer (as F. Cuppini)
Gianfranco Fini .... assistant designer (as G. Fini)
Aristide Spila .... set supervisor
 
Sound Department
Ovidio Del Grande .... sound engineer (as O. Del Grande)
S. Occhetti .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
M. Fino .... chief electrician
Sandro Mancori .... camera operator
Marcello Zucchè .... chief electrician (as M. Zucchè)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lolly Fugagnolli .... assistant costumer (as L. Fugagnollo)
A. Quilici .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Paolo Lucignani .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Armando Trovajoli .... conductor
 
Other crew
Nellita Zampieri .... continuity
 
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Also Known As:
"Maciste, l'uomo più forte del mondo" - Italy (original title)
"Mole Men vs. the Son of Hercules" - USA (TV title)
"Maciste and the Night Queen" - Egypt (English title) (imdb display title)
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90 min
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Trivia:
Italian censorship visa #35134 issued October 10, 1961.See more »
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Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
Regina Halis Mosab:[to Maciste] Yours will be a splendid death.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Seven Rebel Gladiators (1965)See more »

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Slave raiders in the night, 17 July 2015
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

In the opening scene, Maciste captures a giant whale and pulls it ashore. Normal people would settle for a trout, but that's superheroes for you! Before he can have his modest breakfast, he watches some people hunted and killed by riders with white capes. These mysterious strangers are the Mole Men who disappear at the beginning of daytime, only to return at night for slave raids. They cannot stand the light, it is even a method of execution for them to expose the condemned to sunshine. Maciste lets them capture him on purpose, so he can find out where their hiding-spot is. The Mole Men have a mine underground, where slaves have to work on a mill. Maciste intends to free the slaves and put an end to the terror of the Mole Men. But they are prepared and make plans to kill Maciste in many interesting, but complicated ways...

Funny little flick with a truly bizarre story. John Garko, later a successful western movie star, appears as an ambitious young Mole Man who wants to marry the queen (Moira Orfei), while Mark Forest stars as Maciste, Son of Hercules.

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