Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963)
"Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Forest ...
Maciste / Goliath / Marcellus
José Greci ...
Regia / Chelima
Giuliano Gemma ...
Erno Crisa ...
Mimmo Palmara ...
Livio Lorenzon ...
Piero Lulli ...
Paul Muller ...
King Rukus
Eleonora Bianchi ...
Sacrifical Victim
Jacques Herlin ...
Phoenician Merchant
Alfio Caltabiano ...
Arnaldo Fabrizio ...
Goliath the Dwarf
Ugo Sasso ...
Father of a Sacrificial Victim
Harold Bradley ...
Regia's Servant
Calisto Calisti ...
Delos, King's Adviser


Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people.

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25 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Mark Forest's bare-chested torture scene, in which he's spreadeagled beneath a cluster of dangling, about-to-drop spears, may have inspired two similar scenes. Robert Culp, in the 1967 episode I Spy: A Room with a Rack (1967), and 'Sam J. Jones', in the 1987 movie, Jane and the Lost City (1987), underwent similar ordeals. See more »


Morakeb: [supervising the torture of Goliath] I know of only one thing worse than physical pain, and that's waiting to be killed. Yes, he might suffer badly waiting for the mortal blow, or he might be lucky and receive it from the first spear.
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19 December 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Goliath and the Sins Of Babylon finds the legendary biblical villain a muscular hero in the person of Mark Forest battling for the autonomy of the Kingdom of Nephyr against the Babylonian Empire.

It seems as though back in the day this kingdom was a vassal state and was run by some folks who had a vested interest in keeping things that way. Babylon's tribute among other things from Nephyr was a thirty virgins a year quota they had to meet. One wonders how the gynecological examinations were to make sure that no false goods were delivered to the Babylonian Emperor.

In any event the giant Goliath trains as a gladiator and trains the other gladiators to fight. As in all these peplums naturally it all works out in the end.

Mark Forest is maybe the best looking of all the bodybuilders who were finding work in Italy playing classical heroes. But that ain't reason enough to watch this film.

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