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Samson in King Solomon's Mines (1964)
"Maciste nelle miniere del re Salomone" (original title)

 -  Action  -  25 June 1964 (Italy)
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Maciste is captured and forced to work as a slave in an African mine.

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Complete credited cast:
Reg Park ...
Wandisa Guida ...
Fazira
Bruno Piergentili ...
Abucar (as Dan Harrison)
Eleonora Bianchi ...
Samara
Elio Jotta ...
Riad (as Leonard G. Elliot)
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Zelea
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Namar
Nino Persello ...
Belal
Bruno Scipioni ...
Kadar
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Maciste is captured and forced to work as a slave in an African mine.

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Italian censorship visa #43231 issued June 25, 1964. See more »

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Maciste: Take this net off me and I'll tear your army to pieces!
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Reg Park - Mr. Universe Becomes Mr. Z-Grade Movie Actor
22 November 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This 1964, Sword & Sandal saga's most unintentionally hilarious moment took place when Maciste (Reg Park) suddenly came out of the deep trance-like state that the beautiful, but wicked, Queen Fazira had put him under.

You really have to see the goofy and totally unconvincing expression on Park's beefy face for yourself to know what I'm talking about here. But, believe me, it's a real hoot of some of the most embarrassingly incompetent acting that you're ever gonna see.

From start to finish, this dreary Italian production (whose outdoor scenes were shot in South Africa) was a blundering mess of stale storytelling that purposely threw in a couple of scenes of whippings and torture in a lame attempt to try to generate some viewer interest.

Yes. It was nice to see the tall giraffes at such a close range. And, yes, the 2 darling lion cubs were certainly mighty cute, little critters, indeed - But, as far as the rest of the movie went - It sucked, big-time.

Muscleman, Reg Park (at 6'1" & 230 lb) was 36 (and in top physical shape as a bodybuilder) at the time of this picture. In 2007, at the age of 79, Reg Park died from skin cancer.


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