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Director:
Writer:
Pietro Francisci (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1965 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Three strongmen hunt down a murderous sea monster. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Kirk Morris ... Ercole (Hercules)
Iloosh Khoshabe ... Sansone (Samson) (as Richard Lloyd)
Liana Orfei ... Delilah - Philistine Queen
Diletta D'Andrea ... Leria - Hercules' wife
Enzo Cerusico ... Ulysses
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
Ugo Sasso
Mario Wassilli
Fortunato Arena
Giovanni Di Benedetto (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
Willi Colombini (as Willy Colombini)
Cinzia Bruno
Fulvio Carrara

Loris Loddi ... Iro
Stefania Sabatini
Walter Grant
Rina Mascetti
Antonio Corevi
Halina Zalewska (as Alina Zalewska)
Wladimiro Tuicovich (as Vladimiro Tuikovich)
Cyrus Elias (as Ciro Elias)
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Franco Fantasia ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pietro Francisci 
 
Writing credits
Pietro Francisci (screenplay)

Produced by
Joseph Fryd .... producer
 
Original Music by
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino  (as Francesco Lavagnino)
 
Cinematography by
Silvano Ippoliti (director of photography)
 
Art Direction by
Giorgio Giovannini 
 
Costume Design by
Gaia Romanini 
 
Makeup Department
Amalia Paoletti .... hair stylist
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Antonio Bramonti .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Di Giacomo .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... conductor
 
Other crew
Wilbert Bradley .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ercole sfida Sansone" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:86 min (TCM print) | Italy:93 min
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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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Anachronisms: The helmets of the Roman soldiers are actually disguised World War II German army helmets.See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Catch this one!, 25 January 2008
Author: barcrab

TCM often shows films not available on video, and this, such a film, is most interesting.

As the sword and sandal craze dwindled this was unloaded onto the matinée market by MGM in 1965. Strongman Kirk Morris plays the lead Hercules, assisted by crafty Ulysses and equally powerful Samson against the evil ruler of Gaza.

This is actually a weirdly absorbing movie, as I found myself wanting to see it to the conclusion. The plot is rather complex, with double-crosses, duels to the death and some attractive scenery. As is to be expected, dubbing makes all of the action somewhat hard to follow. The larger-than-life characters are acted with gusto. I hope we see a DVD of this someday...

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