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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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Sword and Sandal with a Sense of Humour. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Italian censorship visa # 41693 delivered on 20-11-1963.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Sword and Sandal with a Sense of Humour., 26 December 1998
Author: Anthony Glad from Brisbane, Australia

This must have been towards the end of the Italian musclemen "epics". As the title shows, the list of characters includes just about everyone. The Hercules and Samson are the blockheads you would expect, but Ulysses, true to his origin in Homer, is a wily and engaging character, who makes fun of the others while solving their problems. I remember this example of the "sword & sandal" school with affection because the script and the acting do show a really entertaining sense of humour.

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