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Conquest of Mycene (1963)

Ercole contro Moloch (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 21 December 1963 (Italy)
A deposed prince arrives in a city ruled over by a cult that worships an evil monster as a god. He becomes a gladiator and his feats in the arena earn him a place on the queen's royal guard... See full summary »

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Giorgio Ferroni
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Credited cast:
Gordon Scott ... Glauco / 'Hercules'
Alessandra Panaro Alessandra Panaro ... Medea, Queen of Tyro
Rosalba Neri ... Demeter, Queen of Micenas
Arturo Dominici ... Penthius, General of Micenas
Michel Lemoine ... Euneos
Jany Clair Jany Clair ... Deianira (as Jany Claire)
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi ... Asterion, High Priest
Nello Pazzafini ... Archepolos
Gaetano Scala Gaetano Scala
Geneviève Grad ... Pasifae
Pietro Marascalchi Pietro Marascalchi ... Moloch
Mario Lodolini Mario Lodolini
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Gladiator Instructor
Jeff Cameron Jeff Cameron ... Gladiator
Veriano Ginesi Veriano Ginesi ... Gladiator
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A deposed prince arrives in a city ruled over by a cult that worships an evil monster as a god. He becomes a gladiator and his feats in the arena earn him a place on the queen's royal guard, but secretly he plots to lead a revolution and destroy the creature that has enslaved the people. Written by movies4men

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 December 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Conquest of Mycene See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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ITalian censorship visa # 41880 delivered on 18-12-1963. See more »

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Features The Trojan Horse (1961) See more »

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Tarzan VS Rome
20 April 2004 | by DarthBillSee all my reviews

Following in the footsteps of his pal Steve "Hercules" Reeves, Gordon Scott of the Tarzan films takes a stab at the Greek-Roman scene by playing an ungodly strong Prince who is determined to thwart an evil queen who looks like Catherine Zeta-Jones and her disfigured giant of a son Moloch, raised to be a reincarnation of a good with a wolf's head by the same name. Posing as Hercules, Scott allows himself to be taken "hostage" along with other people in a plot device clearly lifted from the stories of Theseus and the Minotaur and tries to earn the queen's trust but when he falls in love with the beautiful and good- natured Princess Medea, who favors letting the people worship the Earth Goddess and is only the step daughter of the evil queen who married her father the king (which makes her the rightful heir to throne), things get complicated.

Well done Italian epic with good production values and a decent performance by Gordon Scott as the film's hero. Of course, it's hard for me to rate his performance since his voice is dubbed over by another actor, but he appears to be in the spirit of things, along with the rest of the cast.

Scott later played Remus to Steve Reeves Romulus in "Duel of the Titans".


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