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Goliath and the Dragon (1960)

La vendetta di Ercole (original title)
A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ercole / Emilius the Goliath
... King Eurystheus
... Ismene
Renato Terra ... Antoneos (as Renato Terra Caizzi)
Federica Ranchi ... Thea
Ugo Sasso ... Timocleo di Medar
... Illo
Salvatore Furnari ... Little Peasant
... Tindaro
Michele Gentilini
Wandisa Guida ... Alcinoe
Nino Milano ... Lica
... Dejanira
Spartaco Nale
Carla Calò ... La Sibilla
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A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler.

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For the U.S. version, it's not Broderick Crawford's voice, but a voice actor impersonating him. See more »

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In the beginning of the film, when Goliath climbs down into the cave, a thin rope can be seen tied to him. See more »

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Narrator: Emelius the Mighty, the Goliath of Thebes, lived in the days when men worshiped strange pagan gods; believing in their magical powers with unshakable faith. Legend has it that Goliath served the god of vengeance and the goddess of the four winds. In return for his devotion, he was said to be favored with immortality. He would never know death at the hands of any mortal. Goliath was held in awe by his friends and enemies alike. Only one man, Eurytheus, the tyrant of Italia, did not ...
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Fabulous Mark the MIghty!
26 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Mark Forest, aka Lou Degni from the Bronx, made his movie debut in this colorful swords and sandals saga and became an overnight sensation. No one had ever seen muscles that big--or beautiful--with a body and a sensually beautiful face to go along with it. No, not even Steve Reeves could match Forest in this department. His torso is incredible. With the biggest pectorals and lats in the business and a justly famed ridged stomach. Although born in the Bronx, he became the most sought after physique model of the 50s and later won Mr. America and Mr. Universe. Everyone agreed it wasn't just his stupendous physique that made him a sensation. He had a smile and charisma to burn. This is captured in this film and he went on to make a string of highly successful muscle men features, the best of them, "Kindar the Invulnerable" and "Hercules versus the Mongols" and "Hercules versus the Barbarians." Forest left Italy at the peak of his career to return to America to study opera and performed all over Europe. Today, he still teaches voice and sings and works--surprise--as a personal trainer to a handful of lucky stars in Los Angeles.. Reeves may have been the king of Italy's muscle movies during the 60s but his prince was Mark Forest--perhaps the biggest and most fabulous of them all.


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