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Valley of the Lions (1961)

Ursus nella valle dei leoni (original title)
The evil dictator Ajak sends his armies to attack a neighboring kingdom, and during the battle, the besieged King Annurius orders one of his subjects to take his son Ursus to a place of ... See full summary »

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Giuseppe Mangione (story), Giuseppe Mangione (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Fury ... Ursus
Moira Orfei ... Diar
Alberto Lupo Alberto Lupo ... Ayak
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Simud
María Luisa Merlo ... (as Mary Marlon)
Michele Malaspina Michele Malaspina
Mariangela Giordano ... Annia
Gérard Herter ... Lothar
Orlando Orfei Orlando Orfei
Elena Forte Elena Forte
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti
Gianni Solaro Gianni Solaro
Nino Fuscagni Nino Fuscagni ... (as Serafino Fuscagni)
Aldo Barberito Aldo Barberito
Giancarlo Maestri Giancarlo Maestri
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Storyline

The evil dictator Ajak sends his armies to attack a neighboring kingdom, and during the battle, the besieged King Annurius orders one of his subjects to take his son Ursus to a place of safety outside of the city, after first putting a royal medallion around the baby's neck. Ajak kills the king and usurps his throne, but the infant prince is smuggled out of the city to safety. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Valley of the Lions See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At least some prints of the U.S. version, under the title "Valley of the Lions," are in black and white. See more »

Quotes

Ursus: [to Ayak] What new tortures are you preparing for me?
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Unimpressed With This One
21 January 2017 | by Rainey DawnSee all my reviews

First thing to mention is this one is in black and white. It's not the colorful peplum that we are used to from the 1960s. B&W films are great, some of my all time favorite films are in B&W.

Secondly, the film feels like is was a television episode of something. The way it is filmed and acted out looks like a Studio One production.

The story of Ursus is similar to Tarzan. Tarzan was raised by apes while Ursus was raised by lions. How their stories plays out is a bit different but there are a few parallels. Let's not forget the story of the boy who was raised by wolves. - You get the idea.

Overall, I am unimpressed by the entire film... and displeased with the circus animals in the film being used the way there were.

1/10


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