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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 Franz Sala ... Barbariccia - Lieutenant of Hell
Elena Sangro Elena Sangro ... Proserpina - Pluto's Second Wife
Lucia Zanussi Lucia Zanussi ... Luciferina - Pluto's Daughter
Polaire ... Graziella - Maciste's Neighbor
Domenico Serra Domenico Serra ... Giorgio
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The visual of some scenes in Hell, as a demon buried to the waist in ground, are from the published illustrated novel book by famous French illustrator Gustave Doré. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adam Sandler Goes to Hell (2001) See more »

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Not the Best Place to Live!
30 March 2007 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I had not heard of this film. At my age and with all the movies I've viewed, it's surprising that it never crossed my path. I was most intrigued by how the desirability of the male form has changed over time. This guy would be considered an overweight lunk nowadays. As it is, he is admired for his strength and his morality. That's the way it should be. The filmmakers have created a real world, depicting hell in sort of a Danteesque portrayal. This man makes the ultimate sacrifice; his soul; in order to gain vengeance against Satan himself. Of course he makes some mistakes along the way, but he has a pure being and endures all that is thrown at him. The images are incredible for the time and the story is interesting. I guess this fellow was part of a canon of films that no longer exist. It's worth a shot, just to see how quickly a gifted filmmaker could begin to see the possibilities of the new technology.


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