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The Giant of Metropolis (1961)

Il gigante di Metropolis (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 26 October 1961 (Italy)
Muscleman Ohro travels to the sinful capital of Atlantis to rebuke its godlessness and hubris and becomes involved in the battle against its evil lord Yoh-tar and his hideous super-science ... See full summary »

Director:

Umberto Scarpelli (as R. Nichols)

Writers:

Sabatino Ciuffini (screenplay), Ambrogio Molteni (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Mitchell ... Obro
Bella Cortez ... La Principessa Mecede
Roldano Lupi ... Il re Yotar
Marietto Marietto ... Elmos
Omero Gargano Omero Gargano ... Il Vecchio Saggio
Mario Meniconi Mario Meniconi ... Il Padre di Obro
Carlo Tamberlani Carlo Tamberlani
Luigi Moneta Luigi Moneta ... Il Primo Ministro
Ugo Sasso Ugo Sasso ... Il Capitano delle Guardie Nere
Renato Terra Renato Terra ... Il Giovane Scienzato
Carlo Enrici Carlo Enrici
Leopoldo Savona Leopoldo Savona ... Danzatore (as Leo Coleman)
Furio Meniconi Furio Meniconi ... Egon - Father of Yota
Liana Orfei ... Queen Texen
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Muscleman Ohro travels to the sinful capital of Atlantis to rebuke its godlessness and hubris and becomes involved in the battle against its evil lord Yoh-tar and his hideous super-science schemes. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 October 1961 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Giant of Metropolis See more »

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Production Co:

Centroproduzione SpA See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Since he was not able to actually learn pages of dialog in Italian, Gordon Mitchell admitted that he would sometimes simply recite bawdy limericks during his scenes. More appropriate dialog would be looped in later. See more »

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[first lines]
Il padre di Obro: Hear me, my sons. My strength is wading now. My journey has ended here. Listen carefully. I leave to you all - but especially you, Obro - the duty of carrying out that mission our people are trusted to. On the other side of that mountain lies Metropolis, the city which has attained a terrifying civilization. You are to go and say to its ruler, and to its people, that they are wrong. They should never use their knowledge of science to defeat the ends of nature; to sew the seeds of ...
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14 July 2017 | by jadflack-22130See all my reviews

Got to give this ultra low budget, horrendously dubbed Italian Sword and Sandal clunker credit for trying something different.Adds a heavy dosage of Science- Fiction to the mix.The baddie resembles Bela Lugosi, the hero a less handsome Charlton Heston and the " Giant" to me at least resembled Harry H Corbett's werewolf from " Carry On Screaming" even though this was made three years before that.The climatic destruction of Atlantis takes place in near darkness, to hide the cheap cardboard sets and lack of them.Pretty bad, but i almost felt sorry for them, they did the best they could.


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