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Maciste in Hell (1925)

Maciste all'inferno (original title)
The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality.

Director:

Guido Brignone

Writers:

Riccardo Artuffo (screenplay) (as Fantasio), Stefano Pittaluga (intertitles) (as Pittaluga) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bartolomeo Pagano ... Maciste
Umberto Guarracino Umberto Guarracino ... Pluto - King of Hell
Mario Saio Mario Saio ... Gerione - Minister of Internal Affairs of Hell (as Mario Sajo)
Franz Sala ... Barbariccia - Lieutenant of Hell
Elena Sangro ... Proserpina - Pluto's Second Wife
Lucia Zanussi Lucia Zanussi ... Luciferina - Pluto's Daughter
Polaire ... Graziella - Maciste's Neighbor (as Pauline Polaire)
Domenico Serra ... Giorgio
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The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 June 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (tinted) (original version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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French "death metal" band Gojira recorded their own score for the movie in 2003. This self-released EP is titled after the movie, and was recorded live while the movie was projected. See more »

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Featured in Kingdom of Shadows (1998) See more »

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love is evil
22 April 2009 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

I am going to try to convince you all that love is evil... at least in this picture it is.

because of the bad projection, I saw more corpses on the screen than living creatures, but maybe it's because this movie was strong horror in its time. anyway, the story is a bit like the one we all know, the Faust dilemma.

the situation of wanting to do everything for the one we love, can bring us torment and strong agony (this movie seems to say). if you forgive the wrongs of your love, you are cursed with your own pity... really? must we always believe in God and never follow our 'humble' Devil? are there demons among us and if so, are we one of them? in fact, the simple story of this film leaves us with more questions than answers (espacially the Spartacus-like ending). the message seems to be that if we do what we believe is right for the one we love, we can be able to do terrible things, even without knowing it ourselves.

so Star Wars is right: love is the devil. you will never forget the devil in this picture. he's so cliché, but like that, we all will remember him (and the demons on the screen or in the 'war', that looks a lot like the rape scene in Flaming Creatures).

but nowadays, this picture is terrible old and the effects does not always work very well. if you want to do yourself a favor, do not see this picture.


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