4.9/10
186
5 user 8 critic

Conquest of Mycene (1963)

Ercole contro Moloch (original title)
A deposed prince arrives in a city ruled over by a cult that worships an evil monster as a god. He becomes a gladiator and his feats in the arena earn him a place on the queen's royal guard... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 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
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Brave and noble Samson fights pirates as a soldier in the royal army. He wants to marry lovely fair maiden Rosita, but her haughty governor father disapproves. Meanwhile, the cunning and ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Capuano
Stars: Sergio Ciani, Rosalba Neri, Piero Lulli
Hero of Rome (1964)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A story of justice and tyranny with the fate of Rome in the balance.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Gordon Scott, Gabriella Pallotta, Massimo Serato
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Coriolanus leads the plebians in a revolt against Roman oppression.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Gordon Scott, Alberto Lupo, Lilla Brignone
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The rightful heir to the throne of Babylon leads a slave revolt against an evil ruler.

Director: Siro Marcellini
Stars: Gordon Scott, Geneviève Grad, Andrea Scotti
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A warrior protecting a slave girl, who is really a princess, winds up as a gladiator in the Roman arenas.

Director: Mario Costa
Stars: Gordon Scott, Wandisa Guida, Roberto Risso
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Hercules being heroic in ancient Greece.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Mark Forest, Yvonne Furneaux, Massimo Serato
Tarzan and the Trappers (TV Movie 1958)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After dispatching a ruthless hunter who traps animals for gain, he has to contend with his brother who is out for revenge.

Directors: Charles F. Haas, Sandy Howard, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 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
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Italian sword & sandal thrills as the son of Hercules is pitted against an evil king and his wretched followers. Now in color.

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Gordon Scott, Ombretta Colli, Gloria Milland
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 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 | 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
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Glauco / 'Hercules'
Alessandra Panaro ...
...
...
...
Euneos
Jany Clair ...
Deianira (as Jany Claire)
Nerio Bernardi ...
Asterion, High Priest
Nello Pazzafini ...
Archepolos
Gaetano Scala
...
Pietro Marascalchi ...
Moloch
Mario Lodolini
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fortunato Arena ...
Gladiator Instructor
Jeff Cameron ...
Gladiator
Veriano Ginesi ...
Gladiator
Edit

Storyline

A deposed prince arrives in a city ruled over by a cult that worships an evil monster as a god. He becomes a gladiator and his feats in the arena earn him a place on the queen's royal guard, but secretly he plots to lead a revolution and destroy the creature that has enslaved the people. Written by movies4men

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 December 1963 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Conquest of Mycene  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

ITalian censorship visa # 41880 delivered on 18-12-1963. See more »

Connections

Features The Trojan Horse (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

CONQUEST OF MYCENAE - Well-mounted Italian costume epic
24 November 2002 | by (Bronx, NY) – See all my reviews

THE CONQUEST OF MYCENAE (aka HERCULES AGAINST MOLOCH) is an Italian-French co-production (with an American star) that tells a standard "sword & sandal" tale of warring kingdoms in Ancient Greece, but beefs it up with some good plotting, epic battle scenes and a host of interesting characters played by a strong cast. Gordon Scott plays Glaucus, the prince of Tiryns, a powerful warrior who goes undercover in Mycenae to infiltrate the evil cult of Moloch, which is exacting tribute from neighboring kingdoms in the form of attractive young hostages, both male and female. Calling himself "Hercules," Glaucus defeats Mycenae's champions and gains the favor of the voluptuous Queen Demetra (Rosalba Neri) whose son, covered in a dog's head mask, has been raised as the living embodiment of the dark god Moloch and receives sacrifices in his sprawling underground grotto. Princess Medea (Alessandra Panaro), a proponent of a rival religion devoted to the Earth Goddess, makes contact with Glaucus and helps him set up an elaborate plan for opening the walled city's gates to an invasion by the army of Tiryns.

The film is very nicely shot and designed, with some elaborate sets and beautiful costumes. The massive battle scenes that dominate the film's final half-hour, however, were lifted from an earlier movie, THE TROJAN HORSE (1961), from the same director, Giorgio Ferroni. American star Gordon Scott, better known for his portrayals of Tarzan in Hollywood films and Samson and Goliath in earlier Italian adventures, cuts quite a strong and heroic figure here, although his character never quite appears to be in much danger. (He's also dubbed by another actor.) If there is any flaw to the film, it is the overall lack of suspense and the rather mild shenanigans of the Moloch cult. They don't really cause much carnage or do anything truly horrific enough to give this film the hard, brutal edge that other Italian muscleman epics boasted, most notably GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES (1961), which also starred Gordon Scott.

The Italian supporting cast features some beautiful actresses, including Rosalba Neri and Alessandra Panaro. The always-reliable Arturo Dominici, a regular of Italian genre films, appears as the chief villain, Penthius, Mycenae's leading general, and makes a suitably formidable opponent for the hero.

While the alternate title, HERCULES AGAINST MOLOCH (included in parentheses as part of the onscreen title of the print reviewed) is technically accurate in that a character named Hercules fights a character named Moloch, it's somewhat misleading given that Hercules is not the mythical strongman but the undercover name adopted by the hero, who never pretends to be the actual Hercules. The title of the U.S. DVD release is given on the DVD case as HERCULES VS. THE MOLOCH.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?