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Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963)

Golia e il cavaliere mascherato (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 17 November 1963 (Italy)
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 »


Piero Pierotti


Luciano Martino (story and screenplay), Piero Pierotti (story and screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Ciani ... Golia / Paco / Hercules (as Alan Steel)
Mimmo Palmara ... Don Juan
José Greci José Greci ... Dona Blanca - Francisco's Daughter
Pilar Cansino ... Estella - The Gypsy Queen
Arturo Dominici ... Don Ramiro Suarez
Dina De Santis Dina De Santis ... Dolores - Blanca's Handmaid
Piero Leri Piero Leri ... Felipe
Renato Navarrini Renato Navarrini ... Don Francisco
Loris Gizzi Loris Gizzi ... Pedro - The King's Envoy
Ettore Manni ... Capt. Blasco
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Ruiz
Ugo Sasso Ugo Sasso ... Hermann
Armando Guarnieri Armando Guarnieri ... Don Alvarez
Gianni Baghino Gianni Baghino ... Goha - The Treasurer
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini


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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Release Date:

17 November 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Romana Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa #41655 of November 9, 1963. See more »


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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Zorro, Hercules, and Ettore Manni
7 February 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"Everybody's favorite Greek strongman is back and this time he's helping the innocent people of Spain in their battle against some evil Dons and their loyal conquistadors. Hercules teams up with a masked avenger, who hopes to free the people of the tyrannical rule of the wealthy Dons and lead them into a life of peace and prosperity for all. With Hercules' mighty muscles and the daring skills of the Masked Rider, the two men wage a war against overwhelming forces," according to the DVD sleeve description.

Re-titled "Hercules and the Masked Rider" for American consumption.

Alan Steel as "Hercules" turns out not to be the star of this Spanish swordplay. Arguably, it's Mimmo Palmara as "Don Juan" alias "The Masked Rider" (think "Zorro!"). Naturally, they have a shirtless (knife) battle, then become chums. The sexy women are led by busty blonde José Greci (as Blanca) and beautiful red-haired Pilar Cansino (as Estella). The ladies keep their shirts on, firmly. By the end of the picture, Ettore Manni (as Blasco) co-stars. Villainous Arturo Dominici (as Ramiro) is most impressive.

**** Golia e il cavaliere mascherato (11/17/63) Piero Pierotti ~ Mimmo Palmara, Ettore Manni, Alan Steel, Arturo Dominici

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