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The Colossus of Rhodes ()

Il colosso di Rodi (original title)
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While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister... See more »

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Dario
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Diala
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Peliocle (as George Marchal)
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Tireo / Thar (as Conrado Sanmartin)
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Koros
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Mirte
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Ares
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Serse
Alfio Caltabiano ...
Creonte (as Alf Randal)
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Lisippo (as Jorge Rigaud)
Yann Larvor ...
Mahor
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Xenon
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Carete
Ignazio Dolce
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Phoenician Ambassador
Fernando Calzado ...
Sirione
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arturo Cabré ...
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Ángel Menéndez ...
Eteocle (uncredited)
Nello Pazzafini ...
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Mercante (uncredited)
Norman Rose ...
Voice (uncredited)
José María Vilches ...
Eros (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sergio Leone

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Ennio De Concini ... (story) &
Sergio Leone ... (story) &
Cesare Seccia ... (story) &
Luciano Martino ... (story) &
Ageo Savioli ... (story) &
Luciano Chitarrini ... (story) &
Carlo Gualtieri ... (story)
 
Ennio De Concini ... (screenplay) &
Sergio Leone ... (screenplay) &
Cesare Seccia ... (screenplay) &
Luciano Martino ... (screenplay) &
Ageo Savioli ... (screenplay) &
Luciano Chitarrini ... (screenplay) &
Carlo Gualtieri ... (screenplay)

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Michele Scaglione ... executive producer

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Angelo Francesco Lavagnino ... (as Francesco Angelo Lavagnino)

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Antonio L. Ballesteros ... director of photography (as Antonio Ballesteros)

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Eraldo Da Roma

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Marisa Mengoli ... assistant editor
María Luisa Pino ... second assistant editor

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Ramiro Gómez

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Vittorio Rossi

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Angelo Malandrucco ... makeup artist
Carlos Nin ... makeup artist

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Eduardo de la Fuente ... production manager
Cesare Seccia ... production manager

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Jorge Grau ... assistant director
Luis María Lasala ... second assistant director (as Luis Lasala)
Michele Lupo ... collaborating director
Mahnahén Velasco ... second assistant director
Roberto Bodegas ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Yves Boisset ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Jesús Mateos ... props
Giuseppe Ranieri ... assistant art director
Francisco Rodríguez Asensio ... construction coordinator (as Francisco Asensio)
Jacinto Soria ... plasterer (uncredited)

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Mario Amari ... sound
Tonino Cacciottolo ... sound effects
Giuseppe Turco ... sound (as Giuseppe Turcio)

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Erasmo Bacciucchi ... special effects (as Erasmo Baciucchi)
Vittorio Galiano ... special effects (as Vittorio Galliano)

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Alfio Caltabiano ... sword master

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Aldo Colanzi ... key grip
Franco Frazzi ... assistant camera
Gianni Maddaleni ... assistant camera
Eduardo Noé ... camera operator (as Eduardo Noe')
Emilio Foriscot ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Mariano Ruiz Capillas ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

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Antonio Cortés ... assistant costume designer
Maria Pia Mancini ... costumer
Irma Tonnini ... key costumer

Music Department

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Angelo Francesco Lavagnino ... musical director (as Francesco Angelo Lavagnino)

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José Castanyer ... script supervisor (as Jose Castañer)
Carla Leone ... choreographer (as Carla Ranalli)
Michele Lupo ... direction collaborator
Isabel Ruiz Capillas ... script supervisor (as Maria Isabel Ruiz-Capillas)
Giorgio Capecchi ... voice dubbing: Félix Fernández (uncredited)
Emilio Cigoli ... voice dubbing: Georges Marchal (uncredited)
Gualtiero De Angelis ... voice dubbing: Antonio Casas (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo ... voice dubbing: Mabel Karr (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo ... voice dubbing: Conrado San Martín (uncredited)
Pino Locchi ... voice dubbing: Alfio Caltabiano (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato ... voice dubbing: Mimmo Palmara (uncredited)
Bruno Persa ... voice dubbing: George Rigaud (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi ... voice dubbing: Rory Calhoun (uncredited)
Carlo Romano ... voice dubbing: Roberto Camardiel (uncredited)
Lydia Simoneschi ... voice dubbing: Lea Massari (uncredited)
Massimo Turci ... voice dubbing: Ángel Aranda (uncredited)
Renato Turi ... voice dubbing: Ángel Menéndez (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

A Greek military hero named Darios visits his uncle in Rhodes in the year 280 BC. Rhodes has just finished constructing an enormous colossus of Apollo to guard its harbor and is planning an alliance with Phoenicia which would be hostile to Greece. Darios flirts with the beautiful Diala, daughter of the statue's mastermind, while becoming involved with a group of rebels headed by Peliocles. These rebels seek to overthrow the tyrannical King Serse as does Serse's evil second-in-command, Thar. The rebels' revolt seems to fail, with Peliocles and his men being captured and forced to provide amusement in the local arena, but an earthquake eventually upsets, not only the Colossus in the harbor, but the balance of power in Rhodes as well. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Taglines A Monster Statue Of Bronze And Stone Twenty Stories Tall Guarded Their Secret! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le colosse de Rhodes (France)
  • El Coloso de Rodas (Spain)
  • The Colossus of Rhodes (United States)
  • The Colossus of Rhodes (Canada, English title)
  • Der Koloß von Rhodos (Austria)
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  • 127 min
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Trivia One of the few films to be set in the Hellenic period that spanned the period from the death of Alexander the Great to the rise of Rome as a world power. See more »
Goofs The picture dates itself to 280 BCE. The island of Rhodes is shown as an independent state, which is true enough for the time; however, it's alleged to have a king although Rhodes was a republic at the time. The king bears an uncharacteristic non-Greek name: Serse, an Italian corruption of Xerxes, a Greek corruption of an Iranian name that it scarcely resembles. The king receives an ambassador from Phoenicia - at the time an integral part of the Seleukid Empire (Syria). Greece is referred to as if a united country, which at the time was untrue - divided as it was between Attika, Lakaidemon, the Akhaian League, the Aitolian League, Epiros, Makedon, and other states. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Caligula and Messalina (1981). See more »
Quotes Darios: [after seeing a court servant die from drinking poison] Somehow I've lost my desire for wine.
[he pours his wine out onto the floor]
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