4.9/10
138
2 user 6 critic

Samson and the Slave Queen (1963)

Zorro contro Maciste (original title)
The king of Nogara dies, leaving behind a will naming one of his nieces as his successor. Will it be blonde and virtuous Isabella or evil, dark-haired Malva? Each woman relies on a hero to ... See full summary »

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Gabriele D'Annunzio (character Maciste), Umberto Lenzi | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Redhead Mary is a girl who dresses like a man to better approach, and rob the jewels worn by the pretty ladies of her time. The King's Guard captures her, and she finds herself in the same ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Lisa Gastoni, Jerome Courtland, Walter Barnes
Paranoia (1969)
Drama | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rich and lonely American widow befriends two young people whose motives become suspect.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Carroll Baker, Lou Castel, Colette Descombes
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Malasyan pirate Sandokan accidentally learns that Lord Brook plots to obtain the crown of Malasya by kidnapping the legitimate rajah and his daughter and forcing them to abdicate so he gathers his best man and launches a rescue operation.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Steve Reeves, Geneviève Grad, Andrea Bosic
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In 17th century Spain, the evil, corrupt Don Luis intends to marry his ward, Carmencita, to his stepson, Don Diego. A peasant revolt, fueled by a plague, complicates matters, as does the arrival of a Masked Avenger.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Pierre Brice, Daniele Vargas, Hélène Chanel
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A hunchbacked gangster is betrayed by his gang during a robbery, and plots his revenge with the help of his no-good brother.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Tomas Milian, Pino Colizzi, Isa Danieli
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

While fighting in Britain, Roman forces commanded by Caligula capture the noble warrior, Glaucus. Seeing in him gladiator material, Caligula takes Glaucus back to Rome along with other ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Richard Harrison, Marilù Tolo, Philippe Hersent
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The Rajah of Punjab wants to come into possession of a famous gem known as "Mountain of Light". He asks adventurer Allan Foster to steal it for him, but Foster has other plans.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Richard Harrison, Luciana Gilli, Wilbert Bradley
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A group of religious fanatics, the Sikkim rebels, capture an English lieutenant and the daughter of the Viceroy.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Sean Flynn, Marie Versini, Alessandra Panaro
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michael King is hired by a rich banker to track down his son, a famous nuclear physicist, who disappeared with a secret formula.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Roger Browne, Carlo Hintermann, José Greci
Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Filmed in Singapore it tells the story of Sandokan who is a Malaysian rebel who, with a group of renegades, goes up against a British General who is trying to force the King to resign.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Steve Reeves, Jacqueline Sassard, Mimmo Palmara
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Returning from the civil war Jim Slade discovers his parents dead at their farm. It is said that the gang under the lead of Corbett has committed the crime. Jim now goes for revenge but ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Peter Lee Lawrence, John Ireland, Gloria Osuna
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Adventure film about the popular hero Robin Hood, and how he and his partisans take on the defense of King Richard Lion-Heart's interests against his brother John, while the former is in the Holy Land.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Don Burnett, Gia Scala, Samson Burke
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Pierre Brice ... Zorro / Ramon (in U.S. version)
Sergio Ciani ... Samson (in U.S. version) / Maciste (as Alan Steel)
Moira Orfei ... Malva
Maria Grazia Spina Maria Grazia Spina ... Isabella de Alazon
Andrea Aureli ... Rabek
Massimo Serato ... Garcia de Higuera
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Pedro
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi ... Deikor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianni Baghino Gianni Baghino ... Paco
Ignazio Balsamo Ignazio Balsamo ... Joaquim
Antonio Corevi Antonio Corevi ... Don Manuel
Rosy De Leo Rosy De Leo ... Carmencita (as Rosy di Leo)
Franco De Simone Franco De Simone
Attilio Dottesio ... General Saveria
Loris Gizzi Loris Gizzi ... Don Alvarez
Edit

Storyline

The king of Nogara dies, leaving behind a will naming one of his nieces as his successor. Will it be blonde and virtuous Isabella or evil, dark-haired Malva? Each woman relies on a hero to locate the will. Malva hires the bare-chested strongman Samson while Isabella relies on the masked El Toro (a.k.a. Zorro) even though her heart belongs to the mild-mannered poet, Ramon. Malva's ruthless desire for the throne soon alienates Samson and he and El Toro then team up to bring about a proper resolution to the Nogara succession. Meanwhile, Isabella learns El Toto's true identity, an identity which both surprises and pleases her. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He was the STRONGEST MAN on earth...she was the TIGRESS of an EMPIRE!


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samson and the Slave Queen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Romana Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 41021 delivered on 20-8-1963. See more »

Quotes

Isabella de Alazon: You're a snake, not a man, Garcia.
See more »

Alternate Versions

In the U.S., the hero's name was changed from Maciste to Samson. See more »

Connections

Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A cinematic jewel!
14 December 2000 | by B. SimmonsSee all my reviews

This rare costume adventure differs from other Italian films made in the same era, for it actually takes place in a setting highly reminiscent of 16th century Spain. When the king of Nogara dies of the plague, his two nieces, Malva and Isabella, find themselves in a bitter deadlock for the throne. Malva, the evil one, gets Garcia, the captain of the guard, to intercept the king's troops and confiscate the scroll-case containing the king's will. To this end, Garcia employs Samson (Alan Steel) to steal the scroll-case and deliver it to Malva. Of course, Samson does not know what she has in mind. Meanwhile, Isabella enlists the aid of Zorro (Pierre Brice) to get the scroll-case himself, and thus thwart Malva's evil plans. I really enjoyed this film because it contains lots of action and vibrant colors, as well as a nicely done soundtrack. Alan Steel is at his best, and Pierre Brice is perfect in his role as Zorro. Lenzi has created a worthy film, and it will survive many viewings. It is a shame that this is unavailable on VHS or DVD. Well, maybe soon!


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed