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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 »




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 ... Euristeo
Cathia Caro ... Aglaia
Alfredo Varelli Alfredo Varelli ... Argo
Gil Delamare ... Alceo
Maria Teresa Vianello ... Olivia - Sorella di Gaia
Nando Tamberlani ... Padre di Aglaia
Alberto Sorrentino Alberto Sorrentino ... Licaone
Massimo Pianforini Massimo Pianforini ... Padre di Argo
Paolo Gozlino Paolo Gozlino ... Laerte
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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The Screen Explodes With Wondrous Spectacle Bigger Than Anything You Have Ever Seen!!


Adventure | Fantasy


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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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Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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Beware, the witch-babes turned us into talking sheep
12 June 2011 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Elaborate sets, imaginative monsters, bloody battles, and the usual quota of oiled hard-bodies fighting over sultry beauties, "Giants of Thessaly" is a coherent and well-produced entry in the 'peplum', or sword and sandal genre. Here, the evil Adrasto (Farnese wearing a great beard sans moustache) is plotting to overtake Thessaly and forcibly acquire the yummy-mummy Creusa (brief international starlet Rodann) as his wife, but must first persuade the kingdom that his cousin and rightful ruler King Jason (Carey) is not returning from his treacherous journey to recover the coveted golden fleece.

Jason and his argonauts battle a giant cyclops, a mysterious island of witches masquerading as beauties, and encounter talking sheep as they bumble their way to glory and return to Thessaly to find Adrasto on the brink of taking Creusa as his wife. It's formulaic but satisfying nonetheless. Carey isn't quite as ripped as his contemporaries Reg Park or Brad Harris, but he still seems to charm the ladies.

Some bloody battles (check out the guy with the arrow through his ears), a ubiquitous dancing scene and even a sermon on the virtues of first true love, there's surely something for everyone if you're prepared to ensconce yourself in this unique brand of Italian film-making.

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Release Date:

7 July 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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