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Ulysses Against Hercules (1962)

Ulisse contro Ercole (original title)
Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.

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Mario Caiano

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Mario Caiano (screenplay), Mario Caiano (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Georges Marchal ... Ulisse
Mike Lane ... Ercole (as Michael Lane)
Alessandra Panaro ... Elena
Dominique Boschero ... Queen of the Bird People
Gabriele Tinti ... Mercurio
Raffaella Carrà ... Leuconia
Eleonora Bianchi Eleonora Bianchi ... Prisoner of Lagos
Raf Baldassarre Raf Baldassarre ... Prince Adrasto
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini ... Messenger
Tino Bianchi Tino Bianchi ... King Ircano
Gianni Santuccio Gianni Santuccio ... King Lagos
Yvette Lebon ... Giunone
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Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 February 1962 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain

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Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the English dubbed version of the film, Herakles is said to be the son of Hercules. In Greco-Roman mythology, Herakles was actually the Greek name for Hercules. See more »

Quotes

Lagos: [to Ulisse] Your sufferings will be horrible. You shall die a hideous death, Greek.
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fun stuff, with two heroes and lots of girls
17 July 2007 | by windypoplarSee all my reviews

Ulysess versus Heracles is a good example of Italian sword and sandal epics. Ignore the really bad dubbing, they don't seem to realize Mike Lane is playing Hercules and not his son, and you'll see a fun film. Georges Marchal isn't known to me, but he's quite good at Ulysess.

Ulisee has offended the Gods and Heracles is sent to punish him. They encounter some crazed bird-men who are ruled by a beautiful queen, check the outfits on this one! Then Ulisee is captured by a crazed Tyrant who rules over cave-men and its up to Herc to rescue him. The scene of ulisee nearly being crushed by a descending stone ceiling is very well done.

Near the end, Ulisee shows his honor and saves Herc's girl from certain death, even when he has the chance to escape and get back to his faithful Penelope. Impressed, Hercules implores his Father, Zeus, to forgive Ulysses. Its one of the most beautiful prayers I've ever heard in a movie like this. Lane and Marchal are excellent, the girls are pretty and the film moves rather well. Lane plays Herc as strong, but not invincible, which helps. A lot of fun.


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