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November 1963 (USA) See more »
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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'
Plot:
Maciste travels to Hell to find a witch and make her undo a curse she put on the surface world. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Kirk Morris ... Maciste
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 ... Prometheus
Evar Maran ... Villager
Charles Fawcett ... Doctor
John Francis Lane ... Coachman (as Francis Lane)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trent Gough ... Assorted Characters (English Language dubbing)
Veriano Ginesi ... (uncredited)
Neil Robinson ... Villager (uncredited)
Howard Nelson Rubien ... Old Villager (uncredited)
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Directed by
Riccardo Freda  (as Robert Hampton)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oreste Biancoli 
Ennio De Concini 
Eddy H. Given  story
Piero Pierotti 

Produced by
Luigi Carpentieri .... producer
Ermanno Donati .... producer
Piero Donati .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Franci 
 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
 
Film Editing by
Ornella Micheli 
 
Production Design by
Luciano Spadoni 
 
Art Direction by
Andrea Crisanti 
 
Production Management
Lucio Bompani .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giorgio Gentili .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Serse Urbisaglia .... special effects
 
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Remo De Angelis .... fencing master
 

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91 min | Netherlands:88 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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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:
Revealing mistakes: After Maciste kills the lion in Hell, one of the lion's eyes blink.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) (V)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Watching Maciste doing a bunch of silly stuff., 28 September 2010
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

As far as the genre goes, that pretty must got invented by the Italians in the first place, this movie is actually not being the worst or silliest. But this doesn't mean that this movie is pretty bad and silly on its own though unfortunately.

This is one of the many Maciste movies, that got made over the decades. The character was an heroic strong-man, like for instance the Hercules and Samson characters were in Italian movies. However the character never really got known internationally, so must of the movies featuring him got released under different titles and his character also got named differently.

This time the main character is being played by the muscle man Kirk Morris, who actually played the character a whole bunch of times, as well as some other strong-man in many different Italian sword-and-sandal productions. Can't really say I was much impressed with him. Of course nothing wrong with his physics but he was really lacking the right charisma and definitely the right acting skills. To be honest, he looked quite silly with his boyish haircut and pearly white teeth.

It's not really a remake of the 1925 movie with the same title, since the movie pretty much follows a totally different story. The only thing the two have in common is that it features the Maciste character who has to descent to hell itself.

And in hell Maciste has to endure a whole bunch of silly ordeals. Watch Maciste dramatically opening a large door with his bare hands, lifts large phony looking rocks, or dance with a whole bunch of animals, such as a snake, a lion and a vulture. He's just holding and moving some puppets around, pretending that it are some real life animals attacking him. Really this is all that this movie is. But yes, there are actually far worse and far more silly genre examples to watch out there. This movie is actually pretty much alright for must part, which makes it all the more a shame that the story did not got worked out just a tiny bit better and also had some more exciting and original moments in it.

It's a predictable, campy, sword-and-sandal, adventure movie, that you at times still can have some fun with but unfortunately is far from a great movie.

4/10

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