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The Avenger (1962)
"La leggenda di Enea" (original title)

 |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  June 1964 (USA)
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Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.


(as Giorgio Rivalta)


(epic poem: "Aeneis"), (adaptation), 6 more credits »
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Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

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His mighty sword avenged a nation!


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Italian censorship visa #38951 issued November 27, 1962. See more »


During the riding and shooting contest, the characters' horses are equipped with stirrups. Stirrups were unknown in Europe during the B.C. era. See more »

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Co-screenwriter Albert Band is the sole credited director on English language versions of the film. See more »


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Not one of Reeves' best efforts
7 March 2005 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I discovered the sword and sandal films of Steve Reeves about 12 years ago, and this is easily the most wooden and boring one of all. Most of Reeves' muscleman acting efforts are compelling enough and have a couple of good supporting actresses and veteran Italian actors. The VHS tape I have was of poor film quality, I believe it was even B&W. This one fails to keep your attention either on Reeves himself or a decent storyline. Better efforts are obviously Hercules, Giant of Marathon, Duel of Titans (massive hero role), Morgan the Pirate, and Thief of Baghdad (good costume roles w/solid story lines). This one will put you to sleep - it was a rushed afterthought of this genre.

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