5.1/10
95
7 user 3 critic

Valley of the Lions (1961)

Ursus nella valle dei leoni (original title)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 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
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
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 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
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
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people.

Director: Michele Lupo
Stars: Mark Forest, José Greci, Giuliano Gemma
Casanova 70 (1965)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Virna Lisi, Marisa Mell
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Noble, wise King Sardanapolo and his more soft and naive younger brother Prince Sammash get into a bitter feud over the affections of sweet and alluring innocent peasant girl Mirra. ... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Amadio
Stars: Howard Duff, Jocelyn Lane, Luciano Marin
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The king of Nogara dies, leaving behind a will naming one of his nieces as his successor. Will it be blonde and virtuous Isabella or evil, dark-haired Malva? Each woman relies on a hero to ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Pierre Brice, Sergio Ciani, Moira Orfei
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Alessandro Momo, Agostina Belli
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Sam must rescue a beautiful Chinese princess from a marauding horde of warriors.

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Gordon Scott, Yôko Tani, Hélène Chanel
Ursus (1961)
Action | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ursus returns from war to find his fiancée, Attea, has been kidnapped by a mysterious sect which sacrifices virgins to its patron goddess. Ursus faces much treachery and is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Campogalliani
Stars: Ed Fury, Cristina Gaioni, Moira Orfei
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Four muscular heroes fight the evil ruler of an oppressed people.

Director: Giorgio Capitani
Stars: Sergio Ciani, Howard Ross, Nadir Moretti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Fury ...
Moira Orfei ...
Diar
Alberto Lupo ...
Ayak
Giacomo Furia ...
Simud
María Luisa Merlo ...
(as Mary Marlon)
Michele Malaspina
Mariangela Giordano ...
Annia
Gérard Herter ...
Lothar
Orlando Orfei
Elena Forte
Andrea Scotti
Gianni Solaro
Nino Fuscagni ...
(as Serafino Fuscagni)
Aldo Barberito
Giancarlo Maestri
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Valley of the Lions  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Attea: I prefer to die rather than remain a slave.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
18 April 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

The print I saw was a very worn black and white one from Sinister Cinema and as the film went on it rapidly became clear that the print's lack of quality and color work against real enjoyment of the film.

The good king and queen of some far off kingdom are brought down by an evil invader, however the queen escapes with their infant son. She soon commits suicide rather than be taken prisoner, but does so only after getting the baby away. The baby ends up being raised by lions. Years later the adult Ursus ends up captured by the evil king who killed his parents and moves to prevent him from ever taking the throne. There's more to it than that but it at least gives you the basic idea of the plot.

The movie is a step or two above the normal sword and sandal film thanks to a largely knowing translation that has Ursus speaking of wanting to become the special friend of a slave girl he's carried off. I know you're saying why would Ursus carry off a slave girl, simple he was raised by lions. The acting isn't bad and the translation seems to match the lip movements.

Is this a movie your going to watch over and over again? Probably not but should you run across it on TV late one night you'll find yourself entertained.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Valley of the Lions (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?