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Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)

Ercole sfida Sansone (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy | May 1965 (USA)
Two strongmen set out to hunt down a murderous sea monster. Their ship is wrecked and they end up in the Holy Land where Hercules is assumed to be Samson who is a wanted man. The two team up to survive.


Pietro Francisci


Pietro Francisci (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Morris ... Hercules
Iloosh Khoshabe ... Samson (as Richard Lloyd)
Liana Orfei ... Delilah, Philistine Queen
Diletta D'Andrea Diletta D'Andrea ... Leria - Hercules' wife
Enzo Cerusico Enzo Cerusico ... Ulysses
Fulvia Franco Fulvia Franco ... Ithaca Queen
Aldo Giuffrè ... Saran of Gaza
Andrea Fantasia Andrea Fantasia ... Laertes - Ithaca King
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini ... Rower
Marco Mariani Marco Mariani ... Argos
Jole Mauro Jole Mauro
Pietro Tordi Pietro Tordi ... Azer
Mario De Simone Mario De Simone ... Daros
Aldo Pini Aldo Pini
Ettore Zamperini Ettore Zamperini


Two strongmen set out to hunt down a murderous sea monster. Their ship is wrecked and they end up in the Holy Land where Hercules is assumed to be Samson who is a wanted man. The two team up to survive.

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Giant Spectacle of the World's Mightiest Men!


Adventure | Fantasy


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English | Italian

Release Date:

May 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hercules, Samson & Ulysses See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

I.C.D. See more »
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Technical Specs


(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


U.S. fans regard this as the last of the big Italian sword and sandal/muscle-man epics. It was directed by Pietro Francisci, who had started the craze with his Le fatiche di Ercole (1958). See more »


Obvious stunt double for Kirk Morris during the fight scene with the lion. See more »


[first lines]
First Tradesman: [arguing over a goat] And I bought it when I went to the fair in Sylos. And this thief took it from under my nose. He even refused to trade. Just grabbed it as if it were his.
Second Tradesman: Your Highness, I can prove that I am the owner. My father presented this goat to Mother.
First Tradesman: Stop lying to his majesty or I'll break this staff over your skull.
Second Tradesman: Will you just go ahead and try it?
First Tradesman: I will... just as soon as King Laertes upholds my claim.
Laertes - Ithaca King: Why wait? Break it now.
Second Tradesman: He threatened me!
First Tradesman: How can he claim his...
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Hercules meets Samson
24 March 2001 | by heliopauseSee all my reviews

This is another film directed by Pietro Francisci of Hercules and Hercules Unchained with Steve Reeves. This time Kirk Morris fills the role adequately but not quite like SR. It has the same style and some of the scenes are quite entertaining. Hercules and Samson battle with 1 ton blocks like they were rocks in the ruins. The palace in Gaza with the bolting doors is interesting. It is an Italian classic B movie, the type they used to show on a Saturday morning. There are some pretty scenes of ancient greek beautiful classical women waiting for their men to return on the beaches. Entertaining if you take it for what it is, another Italian muscleman fantasy. Not bad but not on video, look for it on the cable channels.

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