MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 123,445 this week

Maciste contro lo sceicco (1962)

 |  Adventure  |  1963 (USA)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 39 users  
Reviews: 2 user

In the late 1500s, forces of the Duke of Malaga topple the Sacred Obelisk in the North African city of Melida before they're defeated by the local Sheik. The Shiek's men then sail to Spain ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(as Giampaolo Callegari) , , 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 532 titles
created 14 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 529 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 499 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 2046 titles
created 16 Sep 2013
 
a list of 167 titles
created 13 Jul 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Maciste contro lo sceicco (1962)

Maciste contro lo sceicco (1962) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Maciste contro lo sceicco.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Behind Closed Shutters

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Massimo Girotti, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Giulietta Masina
Napoleon (1927)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

One of the best intrigue/caper movies ever made! Delightful is the perfect word to describe this film that is full of sci-fi gimmicks, plot twists, slick and not-so-slick criminals, and gorgeous dames. Podesta is a 100% bonafide KNOCKOUT!

Director: Marco Vicario
Stars: Rossana Podestà, Philippe Leroy, Gastone Moschin
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Two knights, the honorful Riccardo and the sinister Fosco, are rivalling for damsel Zuela.

Director: Pino Mercanti
Stars: Lex Barker, Liana Orfei, Livio Lorenzon
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Kabir Bedi, Philippe Leroy, Massimo Foschi
I ragazzi di celluloide (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Massimo Ranieri, Alfredo Pea, Leo Gullotta
Ursus (1961)
Action | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Ursus returns from war to find his fiancée, Attea, has been kidnapped by a mysterious sect which sacrifices virgins to its patron goddess. Ursus faces much treachery and is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Campogalliani
Stars: Ed Fury, Cristina Gaioni, Moira Orfei
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young actor gives up a theatre career because he wants to make it into the movie world. He is too ambitious though and he doesn't succeed. Meanwhile he has fallen in love with his ex ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Capuano
Stars: Virna Lisi, Jacques Sernas, Marisa Merlini
¡Mátalo! (1970)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A gang rescues a criminal from the gallows to attach them and rob a stagecoach full of gold. When they get the loot, betray him and leave him dying in the middle of the desert. The band ... See full summary »

Director: Cesare Canevari
Stars: Lou Castel, Corrado Pani, Antonio Salines
Naughty Nun (1972)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

To spite her father, a young woman enters a convent. However, the woman's old boyfriend shows up and tries to win her back.

Director: Mariano Laurenti
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Piero Focaccia, Riccardo Garrone
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In order to persuade the Emperor to spare his village, the mighty Ursus is forced to fight the greatest gladiator in Rome in the Roman Arena.

Director: Domenico Paolella
Stars: Dan Vadis, Gloria Milland, José Greci
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: George Ardisson, Barbara Simon, Georges Rivière
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Fury ...
Erno Crisa ...
Gisella Arden ...
Isabella
Piero Lulli ...
Ramiro
Mara Berni ...
Zuleima
Anna Ranalli ...
Consuelo
Massimo Carocci ...
Antonio
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Duke of Malaga (as John Mac Douglas)
Carlo Pisacane ...
Ali
Adriano Micantoni ...
Don Alfredo Alvarez
Carlo Latimer ...
Selim
Edy Nogara ...
Mother Superior
Mimmo Poli ...
Chambelain
Bruno Scipioni ...
Luis
Gino Soldi ...
Benda Nera
Edit

Storyline

In the late 1500s, forces of the Duke of Malaga topple the Sacred Obelisk in the North African city of Melida before they're defeated by the local Sheik. The Shiek's men then sail to Spain and kidnap the Duke's daughter, Isabella. Antonio, who loves Isabella, now travels to Melida with his friend, Maciste, to rescue her as well as her imprisoned father. They're soon captured and Maciste is forced to single-handedly re-erect the fallen obelisk before he and Antonio make their escape. The two men then seek to finish rescuing Isabella and restoring her father to his dukedom. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maciste Against the Sheik  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Minor sword-and-sandal in a non-traditional setting
25 February 2006 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Ed Fury already had two "Ursus" films under his peplum and still had one more to go when he tossed off this entry in the sword-and-sandal field which moved the action to the Spanish-Moorish world of the late 1500s. Despite the change in sets and costumes, the story is the usual mishmash of kidnapped princesses, evil tyrants, feats of strength, duplicitous noblemen, etc. It's passably diverting for fans of this genre but no one really seems to have his heart in the proceedings.

Fury doesn't make his appearance until the second reel and it takes him a bit longer to get his shirt off. After that, he's frequently bare-chested. There's no background or depth to his character which gives him a vaguely "cartoony" quality but, as one might expect, he's subjected to a dose of beefcake-bondage. In one scene he's chained to the wall of a dungeon and threatened with two sharpened points about to be rammed into his eyes. In a later scene he has to fight off six hulking warriors. The last of these warriors gives Fury seventeen lashes with a whip as Fury writhes on the ground but the whip is obviously just a piece of rope and so this torment has little impact. Finally Fury has to lift back into place a fallen stone obelisk. This isn't very plausible, even for a "Maciste," but it is a unique moment in films.

Fury performs with his usual off-hand charm but he seems out-of-place, somewhat uncomfortable, and occasionally bored. For those trying to follow the overly-tangled story, "Ramiro" is the Spanish plotter who's trying to take over the Dukedom of Malaga and "Zuleima" is the beautiful Arab girl who helps Maciste at a key moment.

This review is based on, alas, a black-and-white VHS tape which seemed to be missing bits and pieces of footage.


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

Message Boards

Discuss Maciste contro lo sceicco (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?