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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 »

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Riccardo Freda

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

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 Cathia Caro ... Aglaia
Alfredo Varelli Alfredo Varelli ... Argo
Gil Delamare 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
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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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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 July 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Adrasto: [speaking of Creusa] What good are the gems in the treasury of Thessaly when it is she I desire most of all? Her loveliness is ablaze in me like an open furnace.
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Knockoff Harryhausen
2 December 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although Giants of Thessaly suffers by comparison to the Ray Harryhausen film, Jason And The Argonauts, still it does tell the same classic story reasonably coherent. But if you're expecting Ray Harryhausen's special effects magic then settle back and prepare for disappointment.

Jason and his trusty picked crew of Argonauts set sail for the distant land of Colchis where it is reputed that the golden fleece is to be found. I never did understand why the dead hide of an animal has any magic in it. It certainly didn't work any magic for the ram that was previously alive in it.

Still the guys have a lot of adventures as described by Homer and back home in his kingdom of Thessaly, Jason as played by Roland Drew has to worry about a palace coup motivated by a lust for power from Alberto Farnese and an equal lust for Ziva Rodann, Jason's queen.

Giants Of Thessaly is a cut above the usual peplum epics that were a glut on the market from Italy back in the day, but it just ain't a Harryhausen.


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