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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 »

Goofs

The U.S. English language version has some major errors in the opening credits. Director Pietro Francisci is named Francisici, and the beautiful Fulvia Franco is credited Fulvio Franco, as if she was a man. See more »

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" We are strangers to Judea, who is this Samson you speak of? "
17 July 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In the 1960's in the U.S.A. the director of this last sword and sandal film called " Hercules, Samson and Ulysses " was the first to adapt the early Greek myths to the silver screen. The movie went on to be copied again and again. By this final installment Steve Reeves was replaced by a look-a-like Kirk Morris for the Strong Man, Hercules. As for his Judean rival the director choose Richard Lloyd to play the biblical hero. Enzo Cerusico plays the young Ulysses as they set out to confront a gigantic monster in Greece. However, a storm lands them in the Lavant and the land of legendary strong man who battle the Philistines. The movie is expected to follow the earlier films like Hercules and Hercules' Unchained. Instead the director who also wrote the story consigns himself to pairing the two strongmen and their young protégé against the The Philistines and his ally Dalila (Liana Orfei). Delighful as the movie is, audiences keep expecting ,much, much more than is offered, only to be disappointed. Still, the movie is interesting fare for a lazy summer's day. Despite all, it's still enjoyable but relegated to the shelves as a 1960's Classic. ****


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