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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:
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Impossible to Dislike, 21 July 2013
Author: joebergeron from United States

This movie, like all its Italian muscleman predecessors, is so good-natured, sincere, and well- meaning that it's impossible not to be charmed by it. The windy, overblown score makes every little thing anyone does sound like the most majestic, wondrous thing ever experienced. Whenever Samson or Hercules throws a spear or a lasso it makes a cartoonish whistling noise to show that this was a SUPER throw, not some puny mortal toss. It makes one with he could move to Ithaca, wear one of those manly costumes (and fill it out properly), and bask in the sunshine and the smiling benevolence of Hercules and his companions. Best not to hang out with Samson though, You can tell by the look on his face in the final scene that he senses things are about to go badly wrong for him. Beware of Delilah!

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