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Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961)

Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (original title)
Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own.

Director:

Antonio Leonviola (as Leonviola)

Writers:

Oreste Biancoli (screenplay), Gino Mangini (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Mitchell ... Maciste (as Mitchell Gordon)
Chelo Alonso ... Capys
Vira Silenti Vira Silenti ... Penope
Dante DiPaolo Dante DiPaolo ... Iphitos
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi ... Sirone
Giotto Tempestini Giotto Tempestini ... Aronio
Raffaella Carrà ... Eber (as Raffaella Pelloni)
Paul Wynter Paul Wynter ... Mumba
Massimo Righi ... Efros
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Captain of the Guard
Antonio Meschini Antonio Meschini ... Soldier
Fabio ... Baby Son of Penope eand Agisandro (as Il piccolo Fabio)
Germano Longo Germano Longo ... Re Agisandro
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Storyline

Capys, la crudele regina di Sadok, erede di Circe, ha deciso di sacrificare all'ultimo dei ciclopi il piccolo figlio di Re Agisandro, ultimo erede di Ulisse. I guerrieri di Capys distruggono Coos, il villaggio di Agisandro, uccidendo quest'ultimo. Ma il ragazzo viene salvato ed affidato a Maciste. Il mitico eroe, benchè catturato, riesce a liberarsi ed a salvare dal feroce attacco degli uomini della perfida regina il piccolo e la madre di quest'ultimo. Written by rosebud6

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlas Against the Cyclops See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Panda Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The symbolic design on the large rayed solar disk which can be seen on a wall in the queen's palace imitates the font and spiral design found on the mysterious Phaistos disc (~1700 B.C.), which remains yet to be deciphered. See more »

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In many shots during Maciste's fight with the lion, the lion can be heard roaring, even though it is clearly not roaring in the footage. See more »

Quotes

Capys: Who are you?
Maciste: Maciste.
Capys: What an unusual name. Does it have any meaning?
Maciste: It means that I am born from the rock.
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Although he was top billed in the role of Maciste, Gordon Mitchell's name appears in the credits as "Mitchell Gordon." See more »

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Gordon Mitchell Muscles in with a Little Fabio
7 February 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"The people of Sadok are besieged by a terrible, man-eating, giant Cyclops that has ravaged the countryside and consumed many of its people. Atlas (aka 'Maciste') arrives at Sadok with the intent to defeat the monster and help the people, but is faced with another type of battle. The evil Queen Capys has set her sights upon Atlas and decides to try everything in her power to take him as her own. Now, Atlas must try to defeat two enemies as well as rescue the infant descendant of Ulysses from being eaten by the Cyclops," according to the DVD sleeve description.

Re-titled "Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops" for American consumption.

This Italian loincloth and sandals epic features the usual chesty performances. American-born Gordon Mitchell (as "Atlas" aka "Maciste") muscled in on the strong-man ("Hercules") bandwagon, and began his Italian movie career with this one. For the genre, the film isn't the worst; but, you'd be well-advised to begin by considering the average film of this type to be subpar. The most interesting appearance is that of "little Fabio" (as baby Agisander), who is reputed to be the same Fabio who found fame as a romance novel cover model and all-around 1990s celebrity.

*** Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (3/29/61) Antonio Leonviola ~ Gordon Mitchell, Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti, Fabio


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