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

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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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Hercules being heroic in ancient Greece.

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Helen of Troy...sorry of Thebes!
13 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

In a beauty contest with contemporary Helen Diane Kruger in Petersen's extravaganza ,Yvonne Furneaux would certainly win hands down,weren't it only for her sublime eyes.

A "cultural" prologue tells us that the film was based on "documents" which would tend to substantiate a thesis that,for Helen,there was a life after Troy.And that she and Menelas were not exactly the best of friends when the war came to an end .I doubt,however,that a junior high school student would get an A plus if he wrote his essay about Helen's fate after watching this flick.

The star is actually Mark Forest a muscle man ,who left reportedly sword and sandals for the opera ,but his acting is so wooden that Yvonne Furneaux's beauty (a French Helen,why not?) is the main attraction.

The story? Helen and her attentive escort Arion arrive in Egypt where they are taken in by the pharaoh.Of course Helen's beauty is bound to cause more disasters but there are plenty of villains around including her hubby himself.Poor Helen is accused of pharaoh's murder and sentenced to a horrible death ( crushed between two stones).There are lots of treasons,murders,even a trial ,in a cheap Thebes.

Girogio Ferroni had directed another movie about Troy with Steve Reeves but he did not use the same actress for Helen:Yvonne Furneaux is an improvement on the former actress,this is the only nice thing I can say about "Leone di Tebe"


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