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The Lion of Thebes (1964)
"Leone di Tebe" (original title)

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The story of Helen's flight from the vengeance of the Greeks following the Trojan War, in the company of her loyal protector Arion. She falls into the hands of the pharaoh Ramses, who sits on the throne of Thebes.

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Cast overview:
Mark Forest ...
Arian
Yvonne Furneaux ...
Massimo Serato ...
Tutmes
Pierre Cressoy ...
Ramses
Nerio Bernardi ...
Xesostus
Rosalba Neri ...
Nais
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Menophis
Nello Pazzafini ...
Wrestler
Pietro Capanna
Roberto Messina ...
Wrestler (as Giovanni Messina)
Tullio Altamura ...
Elnà, mercante di gioielli
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Ufficiale di Tutmès
Valerio Tordi
Diego Michelotti
Alberto Lupo ...
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The story of Helen's flight from the vengeance of the Greeks following the Trojan War, in the company of her loyal protector Arion. She falls into the hands of the pharaoh Ramses, who sits on the throne of Thebes.

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Italian censorship visa # 43027 delivered on 27-5-1964 See more »

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Mark Forest at His Best
15 October 2001 | by (West Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

LION OF THEBES is the story of Aryan (Mark Forest), a bodyguard who has saved the life of Helen of Troy (a delicious portrayal by the ever-beautiful Yvonne Furneaux) as the Greeks sack the fabled city. Their flight leads them to the deserts of Egypt and finally to Thebes. There Pharoah Ramses goes mad for Helen and decides his intended bride (the wonderful Rosalba Neri) is no longer good enough for him. There is much court intrigue, an assassination, which naturally culminates in Helen being blamed for the whole mess. The true guilty parties attempt to put her to death but Aryan saves the day. This film could have used several hundred more extras but everything considered is not a bad peplum at all. Mark Forest considered this his best film and he certainly is good. The color is dazzling as are the lighting schemes and cinematography. These Italian sword and sandal epics are in serious need of re-evaluation because they certainly do not deserve the critical beatings they took in the Sixties. Worthy of a viewing by anyone who enjoys this genre.


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