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Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961)

Maciste, l'uomo più forte del mondo (original title)
Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city. There the two are forced to turn an ... See full summary »

Director:

Antonio Leonviola (as Leonviola)

Writers:

Antonio Leonviola (story) (as Leonviola), Giuseppe Mangione (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Forest ... Maciste - Son of Hercules
Moira Orfei ... Queen Halis Mojab
Paul Wynter Paul Wynter ... Bango
Gianni Garko ... Kathar - Kahab's Son
Enrico Glori Enrico Glori ... Kahab - the High Priest
Raffaella Carrà ... Princess Salirah
Roberto Miali Roberto Miali ... Loth
Nando Tamberlani Nando Tamberlani ... Khur - King of Aran (as Ferdinando Tamberlani)
Carla Foscari Carla Foscari ... Henared (as Carla De Foscari)
Rosalia Gavo Rosalia Gavo
Graziella Granata Graziella Granata ... Queen's Handmaid
Janine Hendy Janine Hendy ... Queen's Handmaid Playing the Harp (as Jannin Hendy)
Grazia Campori Grazia Campori ... Queen's Handmaid
Mara Lombardo Mara Lombardo ... Queen's Handmaid (as Maria Lombardo)
Luciana Vivaldi Luciana Vivaldi ... Queen's Handmaid
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Storyline

Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city. There the two are forced to turn an enormous wheel along with other captives as part of a gold-and-diamonds mining operation. The underground city's queen, Halis Mosab, takes note of the handsome, muscular Maciste and chooses him to be her consort if he can meet such challenges as saving the kidnapped Princess Saliura from a gigantic ape. Maciste kills the ape and carries Saliura back to the aboveground world. The white-clad marauders can't follow them if it means being caught in the sunlight which instantly dissolves them. Maciste then returns to the underground city to save the other captives. Meanwhile, high priest Kahab informs his son, Katar, that their queen is not one of them but, unbeknownst to her, was kidnapped as a small child from the "world above." If Katar can marry her, their children can be "normal" and can live in the ... Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 October 1961 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leone Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #35134 issued October 10, 1961. See more »

Goofs

Since Greco-Roman society had neither the knowledge nor the means to cut and polish diamonds into jewels, the evil Queen's diamond-mining operations are pointless. See more »

Quotes

Maciste: [to Regina Halis Mosab] Did you really think that I would sit beside you on a blood-drenched throne?
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Connections

Edited into Seven Rebel Gladiators (1965) See more »

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Slave raiders in the night
17 July 2015 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

In the opening scene, Maciste captures a giant whale and pulls it ashore. Normal people would settle for a trout, but that's superheroes for you! Before he can have his modest breakfast, he watches some people hunted and killed by riders with white capes. These mysterious strangers are the Mole Men who disappear at the beginning of daytime, only to return at night for slave raids. They cannot stand the light, it is even a method of execution for them to expose the condemned to sunshine. Maciste lets them capture him on purpose, so he can find out where their hiding-spot is. The Mole Men have a mine underground, where slaves have to work on a mill. Maciste intends to free the slaves and put an end to the terror of the Mole Men. But they are prepared and make plans to kill Maciste in many interesting, but complicated ways...

Funny little flick with a truly bizarre story. John Garko, later a successful western movie star, appears as an ambitious young Mole Man who wants to marry the queen (Moira Orfei), while Mark Forest stars as Maciste, Son of Hercules.


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