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Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)

Ercole sfida Sansone (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy | May 1965 (USA)
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 overview, first billed only:
Sansone (as Richard Lloyd)
Liana Orfei ...
Diletta D'Andrea ...
Enzo Cerusico ...
Fulvia Franco ...
Ithaca Queen
Saran of Gaza
Andrea Fantasia ...
Nando Angelini ...
Marco Mariani ...
Jole Mauro
Pietro Tordi ...
Mario De Simone ...
Aldo Pini
Ettore Zamperini


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!


Adventure | Fantasy


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Release Date:

May 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hercules, Samson & Ulysses  »

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Technical Specs


(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Italian censorship visa # 41693 delivered on 20-11-1963. See more »


If you look closely at the boulders thrown down at the Philistine army by Hercules and Samson, you can see that they are all duplicate from the same two molds. See more »


[first lines]
First Tradesman: [arguing over a goat] And I bought it when I went to the fair in Sylos. And this thief took it from under my nose. He even refused to trade. Just grabbed it as if it were his.
Second Tradesman: Your Highness, I can prove that I am the owner. My father presented this goat to Mother.
First Tradesman: Stop lying to his majesty or I'll break this staff over your skull.
Second Tradesman: Will you just go ahead and try it?
First Tradesman: I will... just as soon as King Laertes upholds my claim.
Laertes - Ithaca King: Why wait? Break it now.
Second Tradesman: He threatened me!
First Tradesman: How can he claim his...
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A Wanted Man
1 December 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I think the title explains all. Hercules, Samson&Ulysses get together in a film with pieces from the cultures of two ancient civilizations. In a tale not told in the Iliad, Hercules and Ulysses are blown off course and land in Judea where the visiting muscle dude has been mistaken for their local legendary muscle dude.

Samson's a wanted man with all the Philistines he's killed told in the Old Testament so there couldn't be two guys who are capable of such feats. Hercules is told to prove he's not Samson by bringing in the real deal otherwise Ulysses and the rest of the captives will die.

Hercules is even given Delilah to help with the capture knowing that Samson has a well known thing for her.

Peplum at its finest. I'm sure that the real guys back in the day might have argued about the billing. Note that last line, a promise of things to come and a real hoot.

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