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Sandokan the Great (1963)

Sandokan, la tigre di Mompracem (original title)
Malasyan pirate Sandokan accidentally learns that Lord Brook plots to obtain the crown of Malasya by kidnapping the legitimate rajah and his daughter and forcing them to abdicate so he gathers his best man and launches a rescue operation.

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Geneviève Grad ...
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Tenente Ross
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Wilbert Bradley ...
Pataan
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Kanandurian
Nazzareno Zamperla ...
Hirangù
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
Kalamba
Pietro Capanna
Ananda Kumar ...
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Malasyan pirate Sandokan accidentally learns that Lord Brook plots to obtain the crown of Malasya by kidnapping the legitimate rajah and his daughter and forcing them to abdicate so he gathers his best man and launches a rescue operation.

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Heroism and High Adventure in the Malay Jungle!

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This was Steve Reeves' first movie after leaving the sword and sandal genre. He would make a sequel to this and, after a 4 year hiatus, would try his hand at the next big Italian film craze, the "spaghetti western," before retiring from the screen. See more »

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Followed by I pirati della Malesia (1964) See more »

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Very stiff movie, but impressive action at the end!
12 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film even seemed stiffer than other Italian adventure-films of that time, and Steve Reeves, believe me!, doesn't help a bit. The storyline is tedious and unattractive. There is a lot of archive footage for the jungle-fauna built in (that even looks livelier than the film itself). Only fun scene: Reeves' fight against a tiger.

But in the last ten minutes the situation explodes, and there is this gigantic battle at the fort, well staged and fun. Reeves gets to fire a machine gun (a little like Django) and matches the strength of an army. If only Lenzi had divided the action and strewn it all over the film's time, it would have been more watchable (if you don't skip the beginning, that is). My rating: 5/10.


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