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Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961)

Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 14 April 1963 (USA)
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

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.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of three Maciste films produced by Panda. Each film would use a different actor in the role of Maciste. See more »

Goofs

When Maciste saves the small child from the lion, the shots of the real lion (with Gordon Mitchell's stand-in for the sequence) show that the claws are not out and the paws are not being used to strike but rather happily returning the hug it's receiving. See more »

Quotes

Capys: [to Maciste] I'm not really as evil as you think.
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Crazy Credits

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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Boring, Standard, Peplum
21 January 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Gordon Mitchell is back as Atlas / Maciste. This time he's out to battle a Cyclops - a rarely seen creature in the film. It's mainly about him, Queen Capys, and all the other people he's dealing with in Sadok, the Land of the Cyclops.

The film is awful, boring and below average. The ending battle with the one-eyed creature is fine but short.

My copy of the film is severely faded - it looks almost solid brown (similar to some of the old films of the 1920s), barely any color at all which didn't help matters. But that is fine because I doubt if I ever try watching this one again... I'd be surprised to find myself trying to.

1/10


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