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Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)

Ercole sfida Sansone (original title)
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

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Kirk Morris ...
Iloosh Khoshabe ...
Sansone (as Richard Lloyd)
Liana Orfei ...
Diletta D'Andrea ...
Enzo Cerusico ...
Fulvia Franco ...
Ithaca Queen
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Saran of Gaza
Andrea Fantasia ...
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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Giant Spectacle of the World's Mightiest Men!

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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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Obvious stunt double for Kirk Morris during the fight scene with the lion. See more »

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Impossible to Dislike
21 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, like all its Italian muscleman predecessors, is so good-natured, sincere, and well- meaning that it's impossible not to be charmed by it. The windy, overblown score makes every little thing anyone does sound like the most majestic, wondrous thing ever experienced. Whenever Samson or Hercules throws a spear or a lasso it makes a cartoonish whistling noise to show that this was a SUPER throw, not some puny mortal toss. It makes one with he could move to Ithaca, wear one of those manly costumes (and fill it out properly), and bask in the sunshine and the smiling benevolence of Hercules and his companions. Best not to hang out with Samson though, You can tell by the look on his face in the final scene that he senses things are about to go badly wrong for him. Beware of Delilah!


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