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The Avenger (1962)

La leggenda di Enea (original title)
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) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Euryalus (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
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Lavinia, Latino's Daughter
Mario Ferrari ...
Latino - King of Latium
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Acate
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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

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Release Date:

June 1964 (USA)  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

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As exciting as pouring molasses
29 September 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen too many of these Italian sword and sandal movies that were so popular in the 1960s, but I feel pretty confident with my guess that experts of this genre would consider this entry to be a below average entry. The biggest problem that this movie has is that it is more often than not gosh-darn DULL. Especially the first half of the movie, which is talk talk talk and with almost no action. The second half of the movie slightly improves things - there is a lot of action. Unfortunately, the action is choreographed and directed in a way that saps out all excitement, instead generating a matter-of-fact feeling. Fans of Steve Reeves will be disappointed by the fact that he doesn't get to do a lot that is heroic, instead almost coming across as a secondary character. I will say that the movie does boast some good production values, but this eye candy does little to keep the audience awake.


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