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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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Mythological epic with a magnificent he-man as is Mark Forest
19 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Menelao(Alberto Lupo) and Helen of Troy(Ivonne Furneaux)are going to Greece when they are shipwrecked on shores of Egypt.Menelao disappears and Helen stays under protection of superhero Aron(Mark Forest).Our protagonist unhesitatingly goes into action and must use his strength to save the woman he loves from villain Tutmes(Massimo Serato) who is the pharaoh's counsellor(Pierre Cressoy as Ramses).Then he becomes inextricably involved in a war between rulers of High Egypt(capital is Tebas) and Under Egypt(center is Sais).The Greek warrior under the command the Egyptian troops must fight against the enemies . This is a good spaghetti,myth-opera with action,love,battles and luxurious scenarios.The movie has not mythological accuracy neither expectating historical.The picture contains stock shots from anterior films ,as a flashback of previous movie by Giorgo Ferroni ¨The Trojan horse¨and battles scenes. Mark Forest, in his last film, is perfect as the mythical hero who encounters many dangerous situations while trying save his true love -the queen Helen-of numerous odds.Forest who played the mythic Maciste in great number of movies was randomly assigned the identity of Hercules,Goliath ,Samson or here Aron for U.S. viewing.Robust and strong Forest was a muscle-man who left allegedly the sword and sandals genre for the Opera,he used the amount of money he made acting as hero and gladiators films in Italy to study Opera ,he currently teaches in the Los Angeles zone.He was one along with Ed Fury ,Dan Vadis,Brad Harris,Alan Steel,Reg Park,Gordon Scott whom to seek fortune acting absurdly muscle mythological figures but nobody topped Steve Reeves in popularity. Above average muscle-men fodder and better than most muscles operas-spaghetti,thanks to Mark Forest and by Peplum specialist as is the director Giorgo Ferroni


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