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Son of Samson (1960)

Maciste nella valle dei Re (original title)
Maciste travels to Egypt, where he leads a revolt against an evil queen.

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Complete credited cast:
... Maciste (as Mark Forrest)
... Queen Smedes
Vira Silenti ... Tekaet
Angelo Zanolli ... Pharaoh Kenamun
Federica Ranchi ... Nofret
Carlo Tamberlani ... Pharaoh Armiteo I
Nino Musco ... Senneka the Camel Driver
... Grand Visir
Ignazio Dolce ... Tradesman
Andrea Fantasia ... Blacksmith
Petar Dobric ... High Priest
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During the Persian rule over Egypt (circa 525-480 B.C.), the young prince Kenamon uses to wander about, and mixing with the poor people. Once, he finds himself in a life threatening situation, and is saved by a strong man, Maciste. In another occasion, he sees a beautiful girl, Nofret, and falls in love with her. He talks with his father the Pharaoh Amirteo I, about being much impressed with the hunger and miserable living conditions of the people. His father decides to raise an army against the Persians, but his beautiful but cunning wife Smedes, godmother of Kenamon and allied of the Persian Gran Visir, kills him before he acts. Once on the throne of Pharaoh, Kenamon is drugged with a substance prepared by Smedes, and loses his will-power. Meanwhile, Nofret is about to be sold as slave. Maciste becomes the leader of the people's revolt, and is acclaimed at the the local games. Maciste gets Nofret free, manages not to fall under Smedes' love filters, and gathers and leads a ... Written by Artemis-9

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Italian censorship visa #33422 of November 19, 1960. See more »

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Queen Smedes: Feed him to the crocodiles.
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Maciste Is In Egypt
20 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Maciste is in Egypt where an evil queen is out to seduce him into her villainous ways, to get what she wants.

The name Samson appears in the title but this has no relationship to the biblical Samson. The film was distributed to English-speaking countries as Son of Samson but in all of the original films Maciste has no relationship to anyone named Samson. Italian titles translate into English as "Maciste in the Valley of the Kings" and it's aka "Maciste the Mighty" It's a film that barely kept me interested in it at times, other times was looking up more information on the internet about the film which was more interesting than the film itself.

2/10


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