Ulysses Against Hercules (1962)
"Ulisse contro Ercole" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 123 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 4 critic

Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.



(screenplay), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shanghai Joe (1973)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Chinese immigrant, recently arrived in America, fights to free Mexican slaves from their cruel master.

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Chen Lee, Klaus Kinski, Gordon Mitchell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance.

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Barbara Steele, Paul Muller, Helga Liné
Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Hercules must save his true love from an evil queen.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Hargitay, Massimo Serato
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.

Directors: Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasence
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

Director: Howard W. Koch
Stars: Boris Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi
Stars: Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
Stars: Ed Fury, Moira Orfei, Alberto Lupo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The rightful heir to the throne of Babylon leads a slave revolt against an evil ruler.

Director: Siro Marcellini
Stars: Gordon Scott, Geneviève Grad, Andrea Scotti
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Antonio Leonviola
Stars: Mark Forest, Moira Orfei, Paul Wynter
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Directors: Mario Bava, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Antonio Leonviola
Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Roland Carey, Ziva Rodann, Alberto Farnese


Credited cast:
Georges Marchal ...
Mike Lane ...
Ercole (as Michael Lane)
Alessandra Panaro ...
Dominique Boschero ...
Gabriele Tinti ...
Raffaella Carrà
Eleonora Bianchi
Raf Baldassarre ...
Prince Adraste
Nando Angelini
Tino Bianchi
Gianni Santuccio ...
Yvette Lebon ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raffaele Pisu


Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Adventure | Fantasy






Release Date:

3 February 1962 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In the English dubbed version of the film, Herakles is said to be the son of Hercules. In Greco-Roman mythology, Herakles was actually the Greek name for Hercules. See more »


Lagos: [to Ulisse] Your sufferings will be horrible. You shall die a hideous death, Greek.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Heroes from different eras join to battle villains!
7 May 2002 | by (Milan, Italy) – See all my reviews

Ulysses - or Odysseus - vas an Achean adventurer-king who probably lived in the Aegean area around 13th century B.C., battled against the Asian city of Troy and reportedly destroyed it with the Trojan horse stratagem. Hercules was the mythical hero of an entirely different Greek civilization, the Doric one, who established itself on the ruins of the Achean kingdoms from the 11th century B.C. on. So the two men could have scarcely met in history, but in film they did! The result was a true Clash of the Titans: the cunning, seafaring king of Ithaca against the muscle-bound son of Zeus, here without the typical Steve Reeves evenly-trimmed beard. According to screenplay the father of all gods asks the strongest man ever to capture Ulysses and give him for revenge to the blinded Cyclops Polyphemus, the son of another offended divinity. While Hercules, always the zealot, promptly embarks on his errand to punish Ulysses, the latter reacts as a true hero of the human condition against evils that come from the gods. He is captured by Hercules, but in the end the two men will have to join forces to escape the bloodthirsty race of the Bird-men and battle the evil Troglodytes of king Laro, a madman who enjoys torturing women. With the aid of Ircanus, king of the eponymous city, they will defeat the villain along with his monster-cavemen; Hercules will have his beloved Helen while Ulysses will finally return to Ithaca. Mario Caiano, future director of "Amanti d'oltretomba", a minor cult classic in the Gothic vein, toys here with a good Ulysses (Georges Marchal) and a despisable Hercules (Mike Lane), a man who is truly softer than butter, capable of leaving a friend in the hands of his worst enemies and always eager to play the "amoroso", or young man in love. This ill-assorted but funny couple moves in a scenario which makes you think of future spaghetti-westerns, what with well-photographed ravines and desert beaches, & with the addition of fancy extras in "monster" make-up. The Bird-men dance better than they kill, but the Troglodyte cavemen will really impress a band of captive young women. Screenplay is mostly missing and direction may seem casual, but the fable has a better look than the average muscleman epic and its fantastic quality is not altogether spurious.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Ulysses Against Hercules (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: