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Anthar l'invincibile (1964)

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(1962) Kirk Morris, Michelle Girardon. One of the more obscure of the "Sons of Hercules" film series. The son of Hercules is pitted against a ruthless desert warrior. A cut above average ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Morris ...
Anthar
Michèle Girardon ...
Princess Soraya
Renato Baldini ...
Kamal
Mario Feliciani ...
Ganor
José Jaspe ...
Akrim
Manuel Gallardo ...
Prince Daikor
Nadine Verdier ...
Slave Girl
Aldo Cecconi ...
Abdul
Malika Kamal ...
Slave Girl
Roberto Dell'Acqua ...
Aimu the Mute
Howard Ross ...
Hasien
Pietro Tordi ...
Bidder
Ugo Sasso ...
Murad
Giacomo Furia ...
Salene
Laura Nucci ...
Adonna
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(1962) Kirk Morris, Michelle Girardon. One of the more obscure of the "Sons of Hercules" film series. The son of Hercules is pitted against a ruthless desert warrior. A cut above average because of the direction by Antonio Margheriti. 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

27 June 1964 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules  »

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ESP 16,929,249 (Spain)
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2.35 : 1
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Gainor has a chamber of mirrors millennia before the development of the technology to produce flat glass and silvering. See more »

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Princess Soraya: Anthar, should the fact that I'm a princess keep me from falling in love?
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Forgettable
20 November 2010 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

More an Arabian Nights adventure than a "Hercules" movie, this minor entry in the Sword-and-Sandal cycle lacks the verve, polish, and tongue-in-cheek humor needed to lift it above the level of the "forgettable." While the casting of Kirk Morris might lead one to expect generous servings of "beefcake," his initial appearance is the only scene in which he appears completely bare-chested. After that he's usually seen in a bolero jacket which shows off his arms and stomach but which, unfortunately, makes him look more like a comic side-kick than a two-fisted hero. Also, despite expectations to the contrary, Morris is not subjected to one of those torturous tests-of-strength which showcases his musculature in a bondage situation replete with homoerotic imagery. Instead, he's simply thrown into a pit with an irritated rhino -- a sequence which must have seemed better on paper than it proves to be on film. While not a bad movie -- it's passably entertaining in a Saturday matinée sort of way -- fans of this genre in general and of Kirk Morris in particular are advised to look for their satisfaction elsewhere.


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