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Director:
Writer:
Pietro Francisci (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Three strongmen hunt down a murderous sea monster. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Half-naked muscle-bound nonsense. See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Fantasia ... (uncredited)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Italian censorship visa # 41693 delivered on 20-11-1963.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The helmets of the Roman soldiers are actually disguised World War II German army helmets.See more »

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1 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Half-naked muscle-bound nonsense., 12 October 2008
Author: mondopsycho from Florida

Not unexpectedly, given the genre and the decade, this film is a nonsensical affair of half-naked muscle-men, including devilishly handsome Kirk Morris as Hercules, posing and fighting against a backdrop of silly sets and dubious locations. Special effects are rather bad (get a load of that sea monster!) while the acting, dialogue, and action are predictably funny, though not necessarily intentionally so. Look for the scene with a close-up of Morris pretending to be riding a horse while conversing with Delilah; I spontaneously laughed out loud. In all fairness, low-budget sword-and-sandal flicks of this sort have a nostalgic value and do not really deserve or warrant critical review; they can sometimes still be entertaining if not taken at all seriously. The best scenes of this movie are those featuring lots of fake boulders and fake stone ruins, and in the end, one can only feel sorry for the horses and lions. I gave this film an extra star for going out on a limb and suggesting that, while Hercules and Samson were relatively evenly matched in the physical sense, Hercules probably had the intellectual edge.

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