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The Avenger (1962)

La leggenda di Enea (original title)
Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

Director:

Giorgio Venturini (as Giorgio Rivalta)

Writers:

Publius Vergilius Maro (epic poem: "Aeneis"), Albert Band (adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Reeves ... Enea / Aeneas
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Euryalus (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Carla Marlier ... Lavinia - Latino's Daughter
Mario Ferrari Mario Ferrari ... Latino - King of Latium
Enzo Fiermonte ... Acate
Gianni Garko ... Turno - King of the Rutuli
Liana Orfei ... Camilla - Queen of the Volsci
Nerio Bernardi ... Drance
Robert Bettoni Robert Bettoni ... Pallante
Maurice Poli ... Mezensio - Turno's Henchman
Lulla Selli Lulla Selli ... Amata - Latino's Wife
Pietro Capanna Pietro Capanna ... Bisia
Benito Stefanelli Benito Stefanelli ... Nisius = Euryalus' Friend
Adriano Vitale Adriano Vitale ... Dancer: Hunter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Augusto Terzoni Augusto Terzoni ... Dancer: Deer (unconfirmed)
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Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

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His mighty sword avenged a nation!

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

Italy | France | Yugoslavia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Avenger See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Retromedia DVD edition) | (Retromedia DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa #38951 issued November 27, 1962. See more »

Goofs

During the revolt at King Latino's palace, Steve Reeves's stand-in (who by the way is clearly a different man with curly, ruffled hair) lifts two opponents and throws them back. During the whole scene, the wires they are hanging from are blatantly obvious. See more »

Crazy Credits

Co-screenwriter Albert Band is the sole credited director on English language versions of the film. See more »

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Featured in Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti (1977) See more »

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Further adventures of Aeneas and those exiled Trojans
24 March 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Avenger covers the story of Aeneas and how he led some survivors of Troy into exile on the Italian peninsula. Steve Reeves repeats his role Aeneas from The Trojan War as the exiled Trojans look to make a new home.

Unfortunately in Etruscan Italy their addition complicates what looks like a delicately balanced situation among a lot of petty kings. One of them covets the land the Trojans have been granted on to settle.

In the tradition of the Trojan War the film is cut above a lot of the Peplum epics that the Italians were churning out in the early 60s, taking advantage of those sets left over from Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis. It's all based on Virgil's Aeneid.

And we get to see more of Steve Reeves physical development. That's what many were plunking their money down to see/


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