Larry Fine and Joe DeRita fell out of a moving chariot in one scene, with 250-pound Joe falling on top of Larry. Larry was knocked out cold and rushed to the hospital. Though he did not sustain any injuries, a doctor's report revealed that he had diabetes.
First film of The Three Stooges written and produced by Norman Maurer, who was the son-in-law of Moe Howard. Maurer had written and drawn the Three Stooges comic book for many years before branching into films.
This was made as a parody of the Italian-made mythological "muscle man" movies that were box-office hits at that time. Canadian bodybuilder Sam Burke (billed as Samson Burke), who played the real Hercules, had already played Ursus in one of the European productions.