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Goliath and the Barbarians (1959)

Il terrore dei barbari (original title)
When barbarians invade his village and kill his father, a local man wages a one-man war against them.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Reeves ... Emiliano (a.k.a. "Goliath")
Chelo Alonso ... Landa
Bruce Cabot ... Alboino
Giulia Rubini Giulia Rubini ... Lidia
Arturo Dominici ... Svevo
Gino Scotti Gino Scotti ... Count Daniele
Livio Lorenzon Livio Lorenzon ... Igor
Luciano Marin Luciano Marin ... Marco
Andrea Checchi ... Delfo (Londo's father)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Calò Carla Calò ... Bruno's Mother
Fabrizio Capucci Fabrizio Capucci ... Bruno
Clara Coppola Clara Coppola
Cesare Fantoni Cesare Fantoni
Carla Foscari Carla Foscari
Veriano Ginesi Veriano Ginesi ... Barbarian Fighter
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When barbarians invade his village and kill his father, a local man wages a one-man war against them.

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Taglines:

I Will Kill 10,000 Barbarians...And They Will Call Me GOLIATH! See more »

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Adventure

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

November 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goliath and the Barbarians See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Ferraniacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the Italian produced sword and sandal/mythological muscle man movies were shot in the American Technicolor or Eastman Color process. This film was shot using the Italian produced Ferraniacolor film stock. See more »

Quotes

Igor: Londo, your dancing makes fires burn in my veins.
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Alternate Versions

For its release in the United States under the title "Goliath and the Barbarians," American International trimmed almost 15 minutes of film, replaced the English language dubbing with their own English dubbed track and replaced the score with one recorded by Les Baxter. It became American International's biggest hit up to that time. It set a precedent for American International's handling of later foreign negative pick-ups. See more »

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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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Put Goliath and the Barbarians on dvd or vhs.
12 May 2003 | by mob-1See all my reviews

I saw Steve Reeves In Goliath and the Barbarians first . I was nine years old. I am now 51. I had been enchanted with Samson And Delilah with Victor Mature up until I saw Stevie in this movie. Stevie Immediately made me a follower of his movies after that. I want them all!

If movie makers can bring Weismuller's tarzan movies to dvd or vhs, then, with Steve Reeves' baby -boomer following ,it should be lucrative to bring ALL of his movies back. If I'm willing to buy all of them then hundreds of thousands baby-boomers are too. I got very lucky and dubbed Goliath from a television transmission in the late 80's. Even my children liked this movie then and they still watch it now! This movie is really that remarkable and probably that marketable. Keep Steve Reeves alive; keep his artistic creations alive. Please put Goliath and his other movies on plastic so we can play our part. THANKS.


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