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Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World (1961)

Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (original title)
Sam must rescue a beautiful Chinese princess from a marauding horde of warriors.

Director:

Riccardo Freda

Writers:

Oreste Biancoli (story), Oreste Biancoli (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Scott ... Maciste / Samson (U.S. English version)
Yôko Tani ... Princess Lei-ling
Hélène Chanel ... Liu Tai
Dante DiPaolo Dante DiPaolo ... Bayan
Gabriele Antonini Gabriele Antonini ... Cho
Leonardo Severini Leonardo Severini ... Garak, the Great Khan
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Taoist High Priest
Franco Ressel ... Captain of the Khan's Guards
Ely Yeh Ely Yeh ... Emperor Wung
Luang Ham Chau Luang Ham Chau ... Buddhist High Priest (as Luong-Ham Chan)
Chu Lai Chit Chu Lai Chit ... Prince Tai Sung
Sergio Ukmar Sergio Ukmar
Tonino Cianci Tonino Cianci ... (as Antonio Cianci)
Giacomo Tchang Giacomo Tchang ... Old chinese priest
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Storyline

Sam must rescue a beautiful Chinese princess from a marauding horde of warriors.

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HE WAS TEMPTATION to a 1000 and one women! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

December 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Panda Film, Gallus Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

With the massive exterior sets, lavish interior sets and a multitude of Asian extras left over from Marco Polo (1962), Panda Productions had writers Oreste Biancoli and Duccio Tessari fashion a sword-and-sandal/mythological muscleman epic - a genre that had become highly popular around the world - placing hero Maciste in a Chinese setting. Genre specialist Riccardo Freda was brought in to direct, Gordon Scott was cast as Maciste (renamed "Samson" for the U.S. version) and Yôko Tani was kept on as the female lead. See more »

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When the new execution device is being demonstrated, Maciste makes his way through a crowd of Chinese people. Although he is much larger than anyone else, and is almost naked, nobody seems to notice him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
English Language Narrator: In the 13th century, Garak, ruthless master of the Mongols, descended upon Asia. His savage warrior bands were composed of many tribes and were unity only by their desire for conquest and the will of Garak. They spilled into Panyu and plunged once mighty China into the darkness of slavery and misery. The is the story of the man who rose up against Garak and the Mongols; the young giant who was to strike terror into the hearts of the invaders. He assumed the name of Samson to match ...
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The only miracle here is Gordon Scott's body
9 March 2019 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

Gordon Scott, at the peak of his physical form, proudly displays his chiseled body in nothing more than a rather fetching orange loincloth, often glistening with sweat (only Helene Chanel gives him any competition for sexiness). The film itself is far from exciting, but it's slightly more bearable than others of its ilk, with a basic "save-the-princess" story and a mini-earthquake climax. *1/2 out of 4.


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