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Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961)

Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 15 April 1963 (USA)
Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.


Vittorio Cottafavi


Vittorio Cottafavi (screenplay), Sandro Continenza (screenplay) (as Alessandro Continenza) | 4 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Park ... Ercole / Hercules
Fay Spain ... Queen Antinea of Atlantis
Ettore Manni ... Androclo - Re di Tebe
Luciano Marin ... Illo
Laura Efrikian ... Ismene - Antinea's Daughter (as Laura Altan)
Mario Valdemarin ... Gabor
Mimmo Palmara ... Astor - il Gran Visir
Salvatore Furnari ... Timoteo - il nano
Raf Baldassarre ... Capo delle guardie
Mino Doro ... Oraclo
Luciana Angiolillo ... Deianira - Hercules' Wife
Ignazio Dolce
Miss Glamor Miss Glamor
Tullio Altamura
Alessandro Sperli ... King with Mother


The ever intrepid world-trotting hunk of a man Herc (Hercules to those who are not his friends) saves a beautiful maiden from the hands of an evil creature. She takes him to her home, Atlantis. Herc kicks some butt and saves her from her mother who wants to kill her and from some scary looking blond guys but unfortunately the rest of the inhabitants are destroyed. Do not worry because Herc escapes along with his son, the maiden and an annoying midget. Written by Splinter <dasplint@nauticom.net>

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Heroic Hercules battles the seductive powers of the wicked Queen of Atlantis! See more »


Adventure | Fantasy


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Did You Know?


The soundtrack of the American release ("Hercules and the Captive Women") contains several short passages from the score of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), in particular the easily recognizable three-note "Creature theme". See more »


Soon after Hercules lands on the island of captive women, he fights several animals, including a vulture. Wires controlling the vulture are visible during the fight. See more »


Androclo, Re di Tebe: Uranus... to rule over all!
Ercole: What you say is blasphemy!
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Alternate Versions

For the Woolner Brothers U.S. release version, under the title "Hercules and the Captive Women", the original score has been replaced by a stock score selected by Gordon Zahler. Zahler used much of the same music he had selected for the U.S. release of Kurt Maetzig's _First Spaceship on Venus (1962)_ as well as portions of the score from Jack Arnold's _Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)_ . See more »

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A nice peplum package that compares favorably with Bava's previous effort.
13 March 2003 | by TheVidSee all my reviews

Here's another Reg Park Hercules movie on a par with Mario Bava's superb earlier film HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD. Director Cottafavi lacks Bava's visual flair, but serves up enough kitsch atmosphere and set pieces to keep things fun. Park's lunky presence and lunkheaded demeanor make him the perfect foil for the elegantly stiff Fay Spain, as the obligatory beautiful-but-evil empress of Atlantis. Cheesy monsters, a dwarf, bouffant hairdos and some deliberately-dumb, dubbed dialogue all combine to make this top-notch kitsch for peplum afficionados. And, let us repeat, "all hail Uranus!".

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Release Date:

15 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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