A demobilized centurion returns home to Pompeii to find his father murdered by a gang of black-hooded Christian robbers that terrorizes the city and he decides to investigate the matter while the nearby volcano threatens to erupt.
For American International's trailer for their U.S. release under the title "Goliath and the Barbarians" (1959), beneath Steve Reeves' name was "(Mr. Hercules, himself)" to insure that audiences knew that it was the same actor from the blockbuster "Hercules" (1959) that was released earlier that year. See more »
Don't let them torture him anymore. He's a peaceful woodcutter.
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For the U.S. DVD releases, the version used is made up of an edited Italian print (with the original Italian title and the credits in Italian) synced to American International's English dub. See more »
There were a lot of 50s and early 60s swashbuckling costume dramas that must have played in saturday afternoon double features in this country.I didn't get a chance to see a lot of them until the middle 60s,when they would show them on local tv on saturday afternoons.This is one that I didn't get a chance to see until December,1973.There isn't a whole lot more that I can add to what Dinky said.I think that Chelo,as the heroine,is simply ravishing,and,depending on how your tastes run,maybe Steve is quite delectable,too.And she's the only one in the film whose chest rivals his in size.
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