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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.


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 ... 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


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



Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fury of Samson See more »

Filming Locations:

Dubrava Film, Zagreb, Croatia See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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 »


Referenced in Mel and His Movies (2013) See more »

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Je T'Aime Menistus. -Moi Non Plus.
5 December 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Routine sword and sandal :it's 25 centuries before Christ ,folks,and that wicked prime minister Menistus (Serge Gainsbourg)is making rough all over:"only blood and violence can lead to power!" "reprisals! repression!" "death to the rebels!" ...

It was the third time the great singer/songwriter had appeared in a sword and sandal after "Sansone" and "La Rivolta Della Schiavi" .I'm forced to recognize,one more time,that,while a brilliant songwriter maybe the best France has ever had,Gainsbourg -Whitney Houston might remember him-was a lousy actor.

If you do not ask too much ,this Hercules (Ercole)is not worse than the others;there are even endearing characters,some "nice" people die ,which is very rare in this kind of flick,and the queen herself is ,relatively speaking,an ambiguous character,at once guilty and innocent.Hercule is strong ,that's all the director asks from him.His endeavors are business as usual:fight against a lion , a gorilla (a man dressed up as a gorilla more like)etc..Full of finer feelings ,with a finale verging on melodrama.All in all,a lesson in democracy.

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