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

 |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  June 1964 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 265 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

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 »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A retelling of the events leading to the use of the Trojan Horse, to bring down the great city of Troy.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Steve Reeves, Juliette Mayniel, John Drew Barrymore
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
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

Director: Pietro Francisci
Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Sylvia Lopez
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi
Stars: Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The classic story from the early days of Rome where there are no women. Romulus, the founder of Rome, finds women to be wives from Sabina where there are a lot of women. The Sabine men, of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pottier
Stars: Roger Moore, Mylène Demongeot, Giorgia Moll
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When barbarians invade his village and kill his father, a local man wages a one-man war against them.

Director: Carlo Campogalliani
Stars: Steve Reeves, Chelo Alonso, Bruce Cabot
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
The Avenger (1960)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A maniac is loose in London, decapitating his victims and sending the heads to Scotland Yard.

Director: Karl Anton
Stars: Heinz Drache, Ingrid van Bergen, Benno Sterzenbach
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the tenth year of the Trojan War, tensions between Achilles and Agamemnon divide the Greek camp while giving hope to the Trojans.

Director: Marino Girolami
Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Jacques Bergerac, Cristina Gaioni
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 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
Madhouse (1974)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark
Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry


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


Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


His mighty sword avenged a nation!


Adventure | Drama | War


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:




| |


Release Date:

June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Avenger  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


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 »

Crazy Credits

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


Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 7 (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dull film about the founding of Rome
26 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE LAST GLORY OF TROY - aka WAR OF THE Trojans, aka THE AVENGER - is the sequel to THE WOODEN HORSE OF TROY, a film that portrayed the Trojan War and also starred Steve Reeves as the eponymous hero Aeneas. This time around, the Trojans are a defeated people, having fled from their sacked city, but a mixture of courage and cunning sees them go on to found what is modern-day Rome.

Unfortunately THE LAST GLORY OF TROY is a somewhat lacklustre sequel that more often than not is a rather BORING peplum flick. It has relatively lengthy running time, and much of that running time is made up of small talk between dull characters. Even Steve Reeves doesn't have much of a part to play here, feeling like a supporting character in his own movie, although the cast is populated with familiar faces including Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Liana Orfei and Gianni Garko.

The film does pick up for its second half, offering a handful of battle sequences, although the choreography isn't particularly great in these. But it lacks the tight script and focus of the first film and with six different scriptwriters credited it feels like a bit of a confused mess, struggling to make sense of itself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lavinia slittle6
It looks kinescoped coolplants
Discuss The Avenger (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: