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The Fury of Hercules (1962)

La furia di Ercole (original title)
| Adventure | 1963 (USA)
In a tyrannical kingdom there is an evil ruler and a queen who lusts after Hercules who is attracted to a handmaiden. A rebellion overthrows the ruler.

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M. D'Amiens (screenplay), Arpad DeRiso (screenplay) (as A. De Riso) | 7 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Brad Harris ... Hercules
Luisella Boni Luisella Boni ... Daria (as Brigitte Corey)
Mara Berni Mara Berni ... Cnidia
Elke Arendt Elke Arendt
Carlo Tamberlani Carlo Tamberlani ... Eridione
Serge Gainsbourg ... Menistus
Sergio Ciani ... Kaldos (as Alan Steel)
Franco Gasparri ... (as Gianfranco Gasparri)
Irena Prosen Irena Prosen ... Mila
Romano Ghini Romano Ghini
Ivan Dobric Ivan Dobric
Niksa Stefanini Niksa Stefanini ... Robur (as Nik Stefanini)
Natascia Polavshenko Natascia Polavshenko
Manja Golec Manja Golec
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In a tyrannical kingdom there is an evil ruler and a queen who lusts after Hercules who is attracted to a handmaiden. A rebellion overthrows the ruler.

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Italy | France

Language:

Italian

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1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fury of Samson See more »

Filming Locations:

Dubrava Film, Zagreb, Croatia See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As was often the case with films of this kind, star Brad Harris did his own stunts and was dubbed by a different actor in post-production. See more »

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When Menistus explains how he assures that a certain man will not reveal his secret plan, he has an arch open, and in it the said man lies dead, a sword through his stomach, and the eyes open. Just when the aids are closing the arch cover down, the dead man blinks. See more »

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Surprisingly good Hercules movie -- and Serge Gainsbourg to boot!
22 April 2007 | by sos12See all my reviews

FURY OF HERCULES is a damn good Hercules film -- in fact, it's a very solid and satisfying period action film by any standards, and you have to see at least 8 - 10 Hercules movies to know the difference. The plot revolves around Hercules (Brad Harris) visiting the daughter of an old friend and forced to choose between sides in a guerrilla rebellion. Most Hercules films -- God bless 'em! -- rely on standard plot devices and stock characters to move things forward. That's true here -- but to a point. Director Gianfranco Paolini actually pays attention to detail, and includes the kind of almost-throwaway moments that distinguish a wonderful Budd Boetticher film like BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE. Again, watch closely and you'll see. The other big plus here is that the story moves forward like a runaway freight train -- a lot of Hercules films are great to look at (HERCULES VS. THE CAPTIVE WOMEN is beautiful but surprisingly stiff), but this has the propulsive movement of a good Hollywood action film. Again, it's the difference between something like Hawks's LAND OF THE PHAROAHS (great) and THE Egyptian (pretty but boring.) Brad Harris is a decent Herc -- but for my money, the best is (believe it or not) Mickey Hargitay in HERCULES VS. THE HYDRA. Wish there was a better version than the old Goodtimes VHS but it's okay. Oh, and there's legendary French crooner Serge Gainbourg - almost forgot!


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