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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.

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(as Giorgio Rivalta)

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(epic poem: "Aeneis"), (adaptation), 6 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Giacomo Rossi Stuart ...
Euryalus (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Carla Marlier ...
Lavinia, Latino's Daughter
Mario Ferrari ...
Latino - King of Latium
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Acate
Gianni Garko ...
Turno, King of the Rutuli
Liana Orfei ...
Camilla - Queen of the Volsci
Nerio Bernardi ...
Drance
Robert Bettoni ...
Pallante
Maurice Poli ...
Mezensio, Turno's Henchman
Lulla Selli ...
Amata - Latino's Wife
Pietro Capanna ...
Bisia
Benito Stefanelli ...
Nisius, Euryalus' Friend
Adriano Vitale ...
Dancer: Hunter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Augusto Terzoni ...
Dancer: Deer (unconfirmed)
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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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Adventure | Drama | War

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The actor playing Niso, Benito Stefanelli, also did some of the stunts, trained the other actors in fencing and choreographed the sword-fights. See more »

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Early in the movie, an army is seen passing by a maize field; this plant, however, was cultivated in Europe only since 1525, having been brought to the continent by Christopher Columbus. 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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Second movie of the Trojan is the second best of Steve Reeves career !
11 August 2010 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Wow! This is the only word i could describe. This is definitely one of the best peplum movies i've ever watch (only for Steve Reeves movies) so far. I've watched all Steve Reeves movies except 3; Sandokan The Great, The Slave @ Son Of Spartacus, and A Long Ride From Hell. So, from here so far The Avenger remains as the second best movie of Steve Reeves while the Trojan Horse remains the best. Oh wait! I've seen most of the comments in Steve Reeves movies are saying that The first Hercules movie in 1958 is the best Steve Reeves movie among all...is that true?? I don't think it is, because to me, i think it is only OK to watch, not very good indeed. Hercules Unchained is better than the first, but if you wanna watch something better in Steve Reeves movies, then check out The Avenger and the Trojan Horse. Others which is also good is Morgan The Pirate, Thief Of Baghdad, Last Day Of Pompeii, Duel Of Titans and Sandokan The Pirate Of Malaysia..try to avoid Goliath And Barbarians and Giant Of Marathon(not very good indeed,huhuhu).

As for this movie; sure it's not a perfect movie, but still i'm giving it a chance, so i'm giving it a 9.5/10 stars... :)


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