MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 897 this week

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

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 103 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 9 critic

Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 175 titles
created 21 Jul 2011
 
a list of 713 titles
created 02 Dec 2011
 
G
a list of 1196 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 518 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 166 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963)

Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Goliath and the Sins of Babylon.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Osvaldo Civirani
Stars: Mark Forest, Anna-Maria Pace, Giuliano Gemma
The Avenger (1962)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

Director: Giorgio Venturini
Stars: Steve Reeves, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Carla Marlier
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Hercules is summoned to oppose the evil Queen Samara, who has allied herself with aliens and is sacrificing her own people in a bid to awaken a moon goddess.

Director: Giacomo Gentilomo
Stars: Sergio Ciani, Jany Clair, Anna Maria Polani
Son of Samson (1960)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Maciste travels to Egypt, where he leads a revolt against an evil queen.

Director: Carlo Campogalliani
Stars: Mark Forest, Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Though Genghis Khan eventually sought peace with the West, his death in 1227 AD puts into power his three war-like sons: Sayan, Susdal, and Kin Khan. These sons quickly overrun the city of ... See full summary »

Director: Domenico Paolella
Stars: Mark Forest, José Greci, Maria Grazia Spina
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights returns from the grave to terrorize a rural Portuguese village during it's ... See full summary »

Director: Amando de Ossorio
Stars: Tony Kendall, Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy
Touki Bouki (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mory, a cowherd who rides a motorcycle mounted with a cow's skull, and Anta, a university student, have met in Dakar, Senegal's capital. Alienated and disaffected with Senegal and Africa, ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Stars: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Sam must rescue a beautiful Chinese princess from a marauding horde of warriors.

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Gordon Scott, Yôko Tani, Hélène Chanel
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A troupe of beautiful young dancers find themselves stranded in a sinister, spooky old castle, not knowing that it is home to a group of vampires.

Director: Renato Polselli
Stars: Hélène Rémy, Tina Gloriani, Walter Brandi
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi
Stars: Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Three strongmen hunt down a murderous sea monster.

Director: Pietro Francisci
Stars: Kirk Morris, Iloosh Khoshabe, Liana Orfei
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Goliath must save the kidnapped women of his village from an evil zombie leader who needs their blood to feed his soldiers.

Directors: Sergio Corbucci, Giacomo Gentilomo
Stars: Gordon Scott, Leonora Ruffo, Jacques Sernas
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

See the thousand and one orgies of torture!


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goliath and the Sins of Babylon  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa#40985 issued August 10, 1963. See more »

Quotes

Xandros: Are we men or a pack of women?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Curse of the Puppet Master (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Standard sword-and-sandal stuff
29 January 2003 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Goliath returns to a kingdom (Nefer?) on the Persian Gulf which has fallen under the cruel domination of Babylon. Each year a number of the kingdom's most beautiful virgins must be sent off to serve the evil Babylonian king. Goliath unites with some local rebels to end this domination, destroying by fire the city of Babylon in the process.

This "peplum" comes with a lot of action: the usual fights, a chariot race, a sea battle, and a climactic conflagration. There's also a touch of romance, (though not involving Goliath), and for comic-relief we're offered one of those midget sidekicks so dear to the hearts of Italian audiences. As usual our hero is subjected to a torture or test-of-strength. In this case he's spreadeagled face-up on a sloping table while spears drop toward him from holes in the ceiling. Some of these spears crash into the table just to one side of the hero's flesh while other spears are halted in their downward plunge mere inches above various parts of the hero's body. (The spear that hurtles toward Goliath's groin is a real attention getter!)

Fans of such goings-on will probably find this an adequate way to pass 80 or so minutes, but there's little to distinguish these goings-on from numerous similar movies. Had Steve Reeves played the lead, the situation might have improved, but here we have Mark Forest (born Lou Degni), a bodybuilder who has the necessary pecs but is short on charisma. Something about the way the skin crinkles around his eyes whenever he smiles makes him look a bit "wimpy."


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD boinnng
Discuss Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?