The Vengeance of Ursus (1961)
"La vendetta di Ursus" (original title)

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Sira shall marry Zagro, King of Licia, for political reasons.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samson Burke ...
Wandisa Guida ...
Livio Lorenzon ...
King Zagro (credit only)
Nadia Sanders ...
Nerio Bernardi ...
King Alteo
Gianni Rizzo ...
Franco Fantasia ...
Captain of the Guard
Roberto Chevalier ...
Dario, Ursus' Brother
Gina Rovere ...
Ignazio Balsamo ...
Andrea Costa
Attilio Dottesio ...
Afro, Zagro's Servant
Fedele Gentile ...
Anio's Friend
Carlo Latimer ...
(as Carl Latimer)
Ugo Sasso ...
Innkeeper Anio


The evil King Zagro has designs on the beautiful Princess Sira. He wants to marry her so he can take over her kingdom and add it to his own. When Sira is kidnapped, Ursus leaves his farm to rescue her and to eventually lead a revolt against King Zagro. Written by

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Release Date:

7 December 1961 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Revenge of Ursus  »

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Italian censorship visa #36198 issued November 30, 1961. See more »


King Zagro: We'll see if you can find your tongue after a hundred lashes with a horsewhip.
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REVENGE OF URSUS (Luigi Capuano, 1961) **
11 April 2009 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Despite a meaningless title and a lead (Samson Burke!) who gives new meaning to the word "wooden", this is not too bad for what is essentially a formulaic muscleman effort. The plot is typically chockful of court intrigues within Ursus' camp – by way of the King's deceitful rotund consultant who contrives to have his own master killed, Ursus convicted of the crime and appointing bald-headed Livio Lorenzon (an above-average village who keeps a leopard for a pet) as his people's new ruler; a couple of attractive ladies: one good (Ursus' fiancée', of course) and one evil (who, clad in an iron mask, even disguises herself as the latter at the King's wedding ceremony!); and, to up the suspense factor somewhat, an independent-minded kid brother for the hero (from whom he tries to keep his superhuman past by posing as an indefatigable farmer)! For what it is worth, at one point the action once again requires Ursus to engage in a tug-of-war with a number of elephants…although here he needs their impending threat to his little sibling for him to eventually manage in suppressing them!

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