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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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above average peplum flick
27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the approximately 300 Italian peplum (sword and sandals) films made between 1957 and 1965, Lion of Thebes is unusual for a number of reasons: one, there is actually something like a coherent story rather than a simple collection of "strongman set pieces"; two, there is actually a fair amount of dialogue, and the acting is rather better than usual--one almost has the impression that the muscleman (Aryan) cares about what is happening; three, the film is a little more ethically ambiguous than usual: the good woman (Helen) and the "bad" woman (Naïs) actually want the same thing; the "usurper" is actually the proper heir to the throne; the wicked counselor is evil, but actually wants to save Thebes from its weak and careless leader. Peplums tend to range from laughably bad to simply agonizingly bad--this one's actually okay.


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