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Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964)

Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia (original title)
Hercules fights to free the people of Babylon from an evil sorceress.


Domenico Paolella


Luciano Martino (screenplay and dialogue), Domenico Paolella (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Peter Lupus ... Hercules (as Rock Stevens)
Helga Liné ... Tanit / Taneal - Sister of Assur
Mario Petri Mario Petri ... Phaleg / Malik - King of Assyria
Livio Lorenzon Livio Lorenzon ... Salmanassar, Brother of Assur
Anna Maria Polani Anna Maria Polani ... Esperia, Queen of the Hellenes
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Assur, King of Babylon
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Mobsab / Behar - Tanit's Escort
Diego Pozzetto Diego Pozzetto ... Bomar - Babylonian Commander
Mirko Valentin Mirko Valentin ... Behar / Glaucone, Assyrian Commander
Diego Michelotti Diego Michelotti ... Christophisis - Hellenes' Messenger
Rosy De Leo Rosy De Leo ... Gita, Tanit's Lady-in-waiting
Eugenio Bottari Eugenio Bottari ... Assur's Escort (as Eugenio Bottai)
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Young Shepherd
Adriano Vitale Adriano Vitale
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sal Borgese ... Wrestler with Club #2 (as Salvatore Borgese)


Hercules fights to free the people of Babylon from an evil sorceress.

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Release Date:

25 December 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon See more »

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Production Co:

Romana Film See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Lupus (a.k.a. Rock Stevens) shaved his chest for this movie in order to achieve the expected "Hercules" look. See more »


Salman Osar: [referring to slaves tied to posts] No food and no water for any of them! But be careful and don't kill any of them!
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Seemed to Lose Its Sense of Direction Towards the End
23 September 2014 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This movie takes place about 3000 years ago with a man named, "Salman Osar" (Livio Lorenzon), his brother "Azzur" (Tullio Altamura) and their sister, "Taneal" (Helga Line) jointly ruling the Babylonian Empire. Although the affairs of state are being effectively managed by mutual consent, the fact is that all three desire sole authority and each of them secretly scheme against the other two. This intrigue soon becomes even more heated when a Babylonian raiding party sent to obtain slaves unknowingly captures "Asparia" (Anna Maria Pollani), the Queen of the Hellenes. Soon both the Assyrian "King Phaleg" (Mario Petri) and "Hercules" (Peter Lupus) set out for Babylon to release her from Babylonian captivity. While King Phaleg seeks to force her to marry him in order to extend his empire, Hercules only wants to reunite her with her subjects. Now, as far as the overall movie is concerned, although I thought it started off pretty good it seemed to lose its sense of direction towards the end. In any case, Peter Lupus managed to portray Hercules reasonably well and both Helga Line and Anna Maria Pollani certainly added to the scenery. But other than that I really didn't see anything that remarkable about this movie. Accordingly, I rate this movie as just slightly below average.

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