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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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Fabulous Spectacular of the Legendary Warrior and the Temptation of a Seductive and Treacherous Woman! See more »


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24 November 1960 (Italy)  »

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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 To The Rescue
5 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

Although as a fictional character Maciste did not have biblical origins in this film he is identified in the title as the Son Of Samson. Although why Samson the Hebrew's son would be bothering to help out Egyptians who kept his people in bondage for generations is beyond me. There really isn't any good history there.

Maciste has been played by many actors from way back in the earliest days of the silent screen and in this peplum epic is played by Mark Forest. Egypt's pharaoh has died under mysterious circumstances and his second wife trophy queen is suspected of foul play. The slinky and sexy Chelo Alonso has a way with potions and such and she's got the new pharaoh, her stepson wrapped around her finger. Alonso is Persian and as her countrymen start taking over the government and enslaving the people, Maciste comes in like in westerns, spaghetti or American, and does in the bad guys and saves Egypt from a Persian takeover.

As a sculpted body Forest is quite the eyeful, maybe even more of an eyeful than Steve Reeves. The sets look like they might have been used in The Ten Commandments. And whether taking a ladder full of soldiers, fighting lions and crocodiles, or dealing with the charms of Alonso, Forest fills the bill. He even registers an expression or two during the course of the film.

Fans of the peplum genre of films should approve.


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