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Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)
"Ercole sfida Sansone" (original title)

 |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  May 1965 (USA)
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Two strongmen set out to hunt down a murderous sea monster. Their ship is wrecked and they end up in the Holy Land where Hercules is assumed to be Samson who is a wanted man. The two team up to survive.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Morris ...
Iloosh Khoshabe ...
Sansone (Samson) (as Richard Lloyd)
Liana Orfei ...
Diletta D'Andrea ...
Enzo Cerusico ...
Fulvia Franco ...
Ithaca Queen
Aldo Giuffrè ...
Seren - Philistine King (as Aldo Giuffre)
Andrea Fantasia ...
Laertes - Ithaca King
Nando Angelini ...
Rower
Marco Mariani
Jole Mauro
Pietro Tordi ...
Azer
Mario De Simone ...
Daros
Aldo Pini
Ettore Zamperini
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Two strongmen set out to hunt down a murderous sea monster. Their ship is wrecked and they end up in the Holy Land where Hercules is assumed to be Samson who is a wanted man. The two team up to survive.

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U.S. fans regard this as the last of the big Italian sword and sandal/muscle-man epics. It was directed by Pietro Francisci, who had started the craze with his Hercules (1958). See more »

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Sword and Sandal with a Sense of Humour.
26 December 1998 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

This must have been towards the end of the Italian musclemen "epics". As the title shows, the list of characters includes just about everyone. The Hercules and Samson are the blockheads you would expect, but Ulysses, true to his origin in Homer, is a wily and engaging character, who makes fun of the others while solving their problems. I remember this example of the "sword & sandal" school with affection because the script and the acting do show a really entertaining sense of humour.


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