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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 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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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy | France | Yugoslavia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Avenger See more »

Company Credits

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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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Trivia

The actor playing Niso, Benito Stefanelli, also did some of the stunts, trained the other actors in fencing and choreographed the sword-fights. 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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Not one of Reeves' best efforts
7 March 2005 | by bear407See all my reviews

I discovered the sword and sandal films of Steve Reeves about 12 years ago, and this is easily the most wooden and boring one of all. Most of Reeves' muscleman acting efforts are compelling enough and have a couple of good supporting actresses and veteran Italian actors. The VHS tape I have was of poor film quality, I believe it was even B&W. This one fails to keep your attention either on Reeves himself or a decent storyline. Better efforts are obviously Hercules, Giant of Marathon, Duel of Titans (massive hero role), Morgan the Pirate, and Thief of Baghdad (good costume roles w/solid story lines). This one will put you to sleep - it was a rushed afterthought of this genre.


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