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Goliath Against the Giants (1961)
"Goliath contro i giganti" (original title)

 |  Adventure  |  14 April 1963 (USA)
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Muscleman fights sea monsters, a horde of giants and a tribe of Amazonian warriors.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Harris ...
Gloria Milland ...
Princess Elea
Bokan, i usurpario
Barbara Carroll ...
Carmen de Lirio ...
Pepe Rubio ...
Briseo (as José Rubio)
Fernando Sancho ...
Lina Rosales
Arnaldo Martelli ...
(as Ray Martino)
Ignazio Dolce
Luigi Marturano
Franco Gasparri
Nello Pazzafini ...
Francisco Bernal
Manuel Arbó


Muscleman fights sea monsters, a horde of giants and a tribe of Amazonian warriors.

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Goliath: The one who condemned your father and your brothers was Bokan.
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Standard Spaghetti/Paella ¨Sword and sandals¨ movie , being co-produced by Italy and Spain
27 December 2014 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This Peplum was well starred by Brad Harris , he is nice as the mythical hero who finds several dangerous situations while attempting save his lover (Gloria Milland) and recover the throne . After a long time , Goliath (Brad Harris) goes back home to reclaim his legitimate throne , being helped by Briseo (Pepe Rubio) and Namathos (Fernando Sancho) but tyrant Bokam will try to avoid it . Meanwhile , Briseo is kidnapped and Goliath has to free him . Muscleman Goliath (Brad Harris) fights sea monsters , a tribe of Amazonian warriors commanded by Hypolita , a gorilla , lions and a horde of giants . At the end takes place a revolution again a nasty tyrant (an overacted Fernando Rey) of city of Veira .

Italian/Spanish epic with struggles, intrigues, luxurious scenarios and quite entertaining . This is an agreeable Sword and Sandals movie with noisy action , extraordinary adventures , arena struggles , usual dancing scenes and spectacular final attack . Being plenty of battles and fights , decently choreographed by Nello Pazzofini as fencing director and also as a secondary actor . In addition , there appears the dancing choreography , usual in Peplum genre . The film hasn't historic reference , it results to be a simple adventure movie with monsters , gladiator fights , betrayal , pursuits and many other things . This film takes images and stock shots from other movies and especially ¨Colossus of Rhodes¨ . Brad Harris is cool as the mythical hero who becomes involved into numerous risked incidents while trying to free his lover and achieve the kingdom . Brad Harris was a hunk man who made lots of roman epic films also called ¨Musclemen movies¨. Luck's Harris changed when an Italian producer persuaded him to go overseas to star lots of swords and sandals film . Brad was an American bouncing who emigrated Italy and created a true star-system based on pumped-up heroes. He along with Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott paved the way for others actors to seek their fame and fortune in Italy playing muscular adventurers . He acted as a big hero in great number of films and was randomly assigned the identity of Hercules, Goliath, Samsom for US viewers . In the US he worked as a and secured employment as a stunt man . In the late 1950s he traveled to Europe as the stunt co-ordinator for a German-Italian co-production . Soon he found himself working as a second-unit director, and that led to a starring role . Harris received a special achievement award along with other "Legends of Hercules" . Harris usually playing historic characters , such as "Han el Barbaro" , ¨Fury of Heracles¨ , ¨Samson¨, "Three Giants of the Roman Empire¨ , ¨Rocha¨ , "79 A.D. The Destruction of Herculaneum" , ¨The Old Testament¨ . His good looks and muscular build kept him in demand during the era of "sword and sandal" movies, and when this genre began to fade away, he moved into "spaghetti westerns" and a spate of action movies with an emphasis on spy thrillers . He was one along with Ed Fury, Dan Vadis, Alain Steel, Peter Lupus , Reg Lewis , Mark Forest, Mickey Hargitay , Reg Park, among others, whom the seek fame and fortune acting absurdly muscle mythological figures, but nobody topped Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott in popularity . In the film appears several familiar faces from Peplum and Spaghetti such as Fernando Rey , Fernando Sancho , Angel Aranda and Alvaro De Luna as a gladiator .

Atmospheric and evocative musical score by Carlo Innocenzi . Colorful cinematography by expert cameraman Alejandro Ulloa (Horror express) , but a perfect remastering is necessary ; being shot on location in Manzanares Del Real , Colmenar Viejo (Madrid) and Almeria , Andalucia , the latter , a known place where in the 60s and 70s was filmed lots of Spaghetti/Tortilla Westerns . The motion picture was regularly directed by Guido Malatesta . He's a writer and director of various Sword and Sandals movies , sometimes credited as James Read , such as, ¨Colossus and the headhunter¨ , ¨Fire over Rome¨ , ¨Colossus the Stone age¨ and ¨Revolt of the Barbarians¨. Rating : Acceptable and passable . The picture will appeal to Peplum buffs .

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