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Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963)

Golia e il cavaliere mascherato (original title)
In 16th century Spain, Don Francisco reluctantly betroths his daughter, Blanca, to the arrogant Don Ramiro in order to preserve the lands in the family estate. Then Don Juan, Don ... See full summary »

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Golia / Paco / Hercules (as Alan Steel)
Mimmo Palmara ...
Don Juan
José Greci ...
Dona Blanca - Francisco's Daughter
Pilar Cansino ...
Estella - The Gypsy Queen
Arturo Dominici ...
Don Ramiro Suarez
Dina De Santis ...
Dolores - Blanca's Handmaid
Piero Leri ...
Felipe
Renato Navarrini ...
Don Francisco
Loris Gizzi ...
Pedro - The King's Envoy
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Capt. Blasco
Tullio Altamura ...
Ruiz
Ugo Sasso ...
Hermann
Armando Guarnieri ...
Don Alvarez
Gianni Baghino ...
Goha - The Treasurer
Nando Angelini
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In 16th century Spain, Don Francisco reluctantly betroths his daughter, Blanca, to the arrogant Don Ramiro in order to preserve the lands in the family estate. Then Don Juan, Don Francisco's nephew and Blanca's true love, returns from the war in Flanders. Don Juan dons a mask and joins with a gypsy band led by Estella to fight against the forces of Don Ramiro. In this effort he's aided by a bare-chested muscleman and also by Captain Blasco who works for Don Ramiro but whose sympathies lie elsewhere. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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17 November 1963 (Italy)  »

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Italian censorship visa #41655 of November 9, 1963. See more »

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Don Ramiro: By the way, I wish you'd bring me that masked rider, for my wedding present.
Blasco: We search for him all the time, but he's like a phantom.
Don Ramiro: Bring him to me. I'll show you how to change your phantom into quivering flesh and blood.
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Not A Chariot In Sight
27 November 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

No one should be misled by this title. The story is about a Zorro like character who goes around righting some wrongs done in 16th century Spain. Hercules as played by Alan Steel is one of gang of gypsies who help out the Zorro guy who wears a red mask instead of basic black. He must have had one of the George Hamiltons as a wardrobe consultant.

The plot such as it is has the evil Don Ramiro with designs on both Don Francisco's land and Don Francisco's daughter Blanca. Her kissing cousin off in Flanders fighting one of King Philip II's wars doesn't approve because he likes her and she likes him. But dad wants peace in the valley even if it means giving up her daughter to the villain.

So the cousin dons the red mask and joins up with both gypsies and soldiers of his former regiment and if you know how Douglas Fairbanks and Tyrone Power did it in their Zorro films you know how it comes out. Some bits from Robin Hood are tossed into the mix as well.

But if you like those sword and sandal epics, plenty of swords, no sandals here though. Not a chariot in sight.


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