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The Giants of Thessaly (1960)

I giganti della Tessaglia (original title)
In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the ... See full summary »


Riccardo Freda


Giuseppe Masini (screenplay), Mario Rossetti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roland Carey ... Giasone / Jason
Ziva Rodann ... Creusa
Alberto Farnese Alberto Farnese ... Adrasto
Nadia Sanders ... La Regina Gaia (as Nadine Duca)
Luciano Marin Luciano Marin ... Euristeo
Cathia Caro ... Aglaia
Alfredo Varelli Alfredo Varelli ... Argo
Gil Delamare ... Alceo
Maria Teresa Vianello ... Olivia - Sorella di Gaia
Nando Tamberlani Nando Tamberlani ... Padre di Aglaia
Alberto Sorrentino Alberto Sorrentino ... Licaone
Massimo Pianforini Massimo Pianforini ... Padre di Argo
Paolo Gozlino Paolo Gozlino ... Laerte
Raf Baldassarre Raf Baldassarre ... Antinoo
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini ... Compagno di Giasone


In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the fabled Golden Fleece. Meanwhile, back at home, his scheming regent is plotting to get his hands on the kingdom--and the queen. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

7 July 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Giants of Thessaly See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Italian censorship visa #33588 issued December 6, 1960. See more »


Regina Gaia: [to Giasone/Jason] We're both like trees which produce a marvelous fruit that no one is allowed to gather.
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Referenced in The Night with Silena (1986) See more »

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The 'Other' Film About Jason and the Argonauts
2 September 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Set in 1250 B.C. when Jason was already away seeking the Golden Fleece; as usual there's far more male flesh on display than female (which is why 'Films and Filming' were so fond of these movies at the time!) and also as usual there's far more emphasis on making war than love (despite the incredible line that "The stars are truly the most beautiful thing that God has bestowed upon men. They remind us that true love is eternal..."). Ziva Rodann is hardly in it other than to bear Jason a son and be lusted after by the wicked King in Jason's absence; and the hottest chick in the film has to be Cathia Caro as a princess identified as Aglaia in the cast list but addressed throughout the film as 'Atalanta'.

The scene with the Cyclops is a highlight; Jason's climb up an enormous statue to retrieve the Golden Fleece a straight lift from Sabu scaling a similar statue to obtain the All-Seeing Eye twenty years earlier in 'The Thief of Bagdad'.

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