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Ursus returns from war to find his fiancée, Attea, has been kidnapped by a mysterious sect which sacrifices virgins to its patron goddess. Ursus faces much treachery and is forced to ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Fury ... Ursus
Cristina Gaioni ... Magali (as Cristina Gajoni)
Moira Orfei ... Attea
Mario Scaccia ... Kymos
María Luisa Merlo ... Doreide (as Mary Marlon)
Luis Prendes ... Setas
Rafael Luis Calvo Rafael Luis Calvo ... Mok (as Raphael Luis Calvo)
Mariangela Giordano ... Miriam
Nino Fuscagni Nino Fuscagni ... Ospite di Kimos
Soledad Miranda ... Iside
Eliana Grimaldi Eliana Grimaldi ... Fillis
Antonio Gil Antonio Gil ... Adelfo
Ángela Pla Ángela Pla
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Challenging Wrestler
Roberto Camardiel ... Cleonte (as Gamardiel)


Ursus returns from war to find his fiancée, Attea, has been kidnapped by a mysterious sect which sacrifices virgins to its patron goddess. Ursus faces much treachery and is forced to display much courage and strength as he and the blind girl Doreide embark upon a quest to retrieve Attea. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Hercules... Atlas... Goliath... Mighty Ursus towers above them all!


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Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

11 April 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fureur d'Hercule See more »

Filming Locations:

Algete, Madrid, Spain

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Used sets left over from King of Kings (1961). See more »


Setas: [while whipping Ursus] Faster! Faster! Those muscles of yours are perfect for this work, slave. Faster!
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The Mighty Ursus
20 December 2007 | by mhrabovsky6912See all my reviews

Ursus, Maciste, Goliath, Samson, Hercules, Atlas, wow, those Italian muscle man producers must have had a hard time figuring out what to call the musclebound actors who played all these legendary muscleman heroes.....In the "Mighty Ursus" Ed Fury, formerly Ed Holovochick, has to find his former fiancé and attack some nasty villains in the process....this is a typical sword and sandal movie of the time....Fury was a decent actor but nowhere nearly as muscular as Gordon Scott, Mark Forrest and Steve Reeves who made the bulk of these "epics" so to speak.......the public back in the early 60s loved these sword and sandal epics....the budgets were very skimpy for these films, but handsome musclebound actors and women running around in skimpy costumes made the male audiences flock into the theater..... The plots were mostly all the same, a damsel in distress, evil rulers overthrowing a population and our hero coming to the rescue....Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, Mark Forrest, Richard Harrison, and Fury made a flock of these films. Ursus proved a popular title and several "Ursus" films were made with a few different actors. In some of these Italian films the muscleman was called "Maciste"...go figure.....Fury got tired of these cheap, low budget sword and sandal flicks and went back to Hollywood for a little success.

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