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Damon and Pythias (1962)

Il tiranno di Siracusa (original title)
Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers, is condemned to death by Dionysus, the tyrant of Syracuse, who finds this view dangerous. However, Dionysus allows Pythias to ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt

Writers:

Samuel Marx (story), Samuel Marx (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Williams ... Damon
Don Burnett ... Pythias
Ilaria Occhini Ilaria Occhini ... Nerissa
Liana Orfei ... Adriana
Marina Berti ... Mereka - Nerissa's Friend
Arnoldo Foà ... Dionysius the Tyrant
Carlo Giustini Carlo Giustini ... Cariso
Aldo Silvani Aldo Silvani ... Patriarch
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Arcanos
Maurizio Baldoni Maurizio Baldoni ... Dionysius the Younger
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Rumius - the Fencing Master
Osvaldo Ruggieri Osvaldo Ruggieri ... Demetrius - Nerissa's Brother
Lawrence Montaigne ... Flute Player
Enrico Glori Enrico Glori ... Nikos
Gianni Bonagura Gianni Bonagura ... Phylemon
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Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers, is condemned to death by Dionysus, the tyrant of Syracuse, who finds this view dangerous. However, Dionysus allows Pythias to return to Athens to visit his ailing wife with the understanding he will then come back to face his punishment. Damon, a friend of Pythias, volunteers to be a hostage to guarantee Pythias's return. Dionysius doesn't expect Pythias to keep his end of the bargain, thus exposing the falsity of his beliefs. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

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Release Date:

June 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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While Pythagoreans themselves had extensive influence over Plato and later philosophical schools, the movement largely lost its coherence by the Hellenistic years. In the Roman era, the new movement of Neopythagoreanism placed more emphasis on mysticism, asceticism, and the "fundamental distinction between the soul and the body" than the original Pythagoreans. See more »

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A Tale Of Two Friends Told At A Snail's Pace
20 January 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Face the punishment of death or a friend that is a thief and liar (willing to lie and pretend to be a hostage). Not much of a choice, the only other choice I can think of would be suicide or to get the heck out of there fast, leave the country quickly and forget both. lol.

This is the story of "all men are brothers", treat each other right. Damon and Pythias of Greek mythology - the story of morality.

It's okay but moves at a snail's pace. I guess because there wasn't quite enough material for a typical full length film of the time era so they drug out the original story.

2/10


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