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The Witch's Curse (1962)

Maciste all'inferno (original title)
Maciste travels to Hell to find a witch and make her undo a curse she put on the surface world.

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Cast

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Kirk Morris ...
Hélène Chanel ...
Fania
Vira Silenti ...
Young Martha Gunt
Angelo Zanolli ...
Charley Law
Andrea Bosic ...
Judge Parrish
Donatella Mauro
Gina Mascetti ...
Barmaid
Antonella Della Porta ...
Doris
John Karlsen ...
Burgomeister
Antonio Ciani
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
(as Puccio Ceccarelli)
Remo De Angelis ...
Evar Maran ...
Villager
Charles Fawcett ...
Doctor
John Francis Lane ...
Coachman (as Francis Lane)
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Maciste travels to Hell to find a witch and make her undo a curse she put on the surface world.

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After the fires of Hades and frenzied attacks by ferocious beasts, there remained only the venom of 'The Witch's Curse'


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November 1963 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The US distributor used the English language track that was recorded in Italy. This resulted in this film being one of the few in which the hero's name, Maciste, was used in the English dubbed version. For other films involving Maciste, when the English language track was recorded in the US, his name would usually be changed to a more familiar name such as "Goliath" or "Samson." See more »

Goofs

After Maciste kills the lion in Hell, one of the lion's eyes blink. See more »

Connections

Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) See more »

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WITCHFINDER GENERAL MEETS HERCULES UNCHAINED!
10 December 2000 | by (CARDIFF,WALES) – See all my reviews

This very strange peplum entry from 1962 inexplicably sees ancient greek muscleman hero Maciste (Kirk Morris)turn up in 17th century Scotland to battle the forces of supernatural evil.His journey to an impressively designed Hell makes for,to my mind,a more exciting and action oriented adventure than that undertaken by Reg Park in Mario Bava's more famous HERCULES IN THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH. As usual the English dubbing is eccentric at best and the attempts at a Scottish accent are risible.Kirk Morris,however,is quite effective and a more believable heroic figure than many in this genre.In one scene Maciste gazes into a pool and glimpses images from previous adventures allowing use of footage from ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS and HERCULES AGAINST THE MONGOLS to be used,despite the fact that in these movies Maciste was played by different actors.It seems that the concept of the "clip show" is nothing new.If you want to see a combination of WITCHFINDER GENERAL and HERCULES UNCHAINED then seek this one out.You will most likely find it under its most common title,"THE WITCH'S CURSE.


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