5.4/10
67
3 user 7 critic

Goliath Against the Giants (1961)

Goliath contro i giganti (original title)
Muscleman fights sea monsters, a horde of giants and a tribe of Amazonian warriors.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hercules (1958)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

Director: Pietro Francisci
Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Wandering strongman Maxxus comes upon two warring tribes, the Sun worshipers and the Moon worshipers. He saves the leader of the Sun tribe from a sea monster, then later on when the Moon ... See full summary »

Director: Guido Malatesta
Stars: Reg Lewis, Margaret Lee, Luciano Marin
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A Greek soldier leads the fight against an invading Persian army.

Directors: Jacques Tourneur, Mario Bava
Stars: Steve Reeves, Mylène Demongeot, Sergio Fantoni
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Twin brothers revolt against tyranny in pre-Roman Italy and then come to a parting of the ways as they lead their people toward the founding of a new city.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, Virna Lisi
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
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Though Genghis Khan eventually sought peace with the West, his death in 1227 AD puts into power his three war-like sons: Sayan, Susdal, and Kin Khan. These sons quickly overrun the city of ... See full summary »

Director: Domenico Paolella
Stars: Mark Forest, José Greci, Maria Grazia Spina
Samson (1961)
Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

While traveling through the kingdom of Sulom, Samson is arrested and finds that the queen no longer reigns and that a power-mad warlord and his army of mercenaries now controls the kingdom.... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Stars: Brad Harris, Sergio Ciani, Mara Berni
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A warrior does battle against the evil Medusa, her army of stone warriors and a monstrous dragon.

Director: Alberto De Martino
Stars: Richard Harrison, Anna Ranalli, Arturo Dominici
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption, the film begins with Glaucus, a Roman legionnaire, returning to his home from ... See full summary »

Directors: Mario Bonnard, Sergio Leone
Stars: Steve Reeves, Christine Kaufmann, Fernando Rey
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In a tyrannical kingdom there is an evil ruler and a queen who lusts after Hercules who is attracted to a handmaiden. A rebellion overthrows the ruler.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Stars: Brad Harris, Luisella Boni, Mara Berni
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Tullius Valerius -- a Proconsul of Rome, circa 310 A.D. -- fears that a provincial governor named Gaius Appius Quintillianus has been secretly working with those Germanic barbarians seeking... See full summary »

Director: Bitto Albertini
Stars: Brad Harris, Massimo Serato, Raf Baldassarre
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
Stars: Ed Fury, Moira Orfei, Alberto Lupo
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 April 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goliath Against the Giants  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jagoran: Loosen your tongue and be quick about it.
Briseo: You'll learn nothing from me.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in O faflatas (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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 .


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

Message Boards

Discuss Goliath Against the Giants (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?