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The Lion of Thebes (1964)

Il Leone di Tebe (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 28 June 1964 (Italy)
Hercules being heroic in ancient Greece.


Giorgio Ferroni


Andrey De Coligny (story), Remigio Del Grosso (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview:
Mark Forest ... Arian
Yvonne Furneaux ... Elena di Troia
Massimo Serato ... Tutmes
Pierre Cressoy Pierre Cressoy ... Ramses
Nerio Bernardi ... Xesostus
Rosalba Neri ... Nais
Carlo Tamberlani ... Menophis
Nello Pazzafini Nello Pazzafini ... Wrestler
Pietro Capanna Pietro Capanna
Roberto Messina Roberto Messina ... Wrestler (as Giovanni Messina)
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Elnà, mercante di gioielli
Enzo Fiermonte ... Ufficiale di Tutmès
Valerio Tordi Valerio Tordi
Diego Michelotti Diego Michelotti
Alberto Lupo Alberto Lupo ... Menelao


Hercules being heroic in ancient Greece.

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Release Date:

28 June 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion of Thebes See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 43027 delivered on 27-5-1964 See more »


Edited from The Trojan Horse (1961) See more »

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Lion of thebes review
22 February 2019 | by linaeliarSee all my reviews

Il leone di tebe(1964) Regia di Giorgio Ferroni Con Mark Forest, Yvonne Furneaux, Massimo Serato, Rosalba Neri, Pierre Cressoy, Enzo Fiermonte, Alberto Lupo

That the set are well done but a bit in the studio, the costumes and hairstyles are good.The story at the beginning is a bit' slow and boring, but then it becomes interesting.Yvonne Furneax is beautiful and she had breathtaking close-ups, has a wonderful body. No chemistry with Mark Forest and their love story is boring. The music is recycled and not very incisive.Rosalba Neri is beautiful and manages to be more provocative, sensual and charismatic of Furneax.Mark Forest better than usual but in the fight scenes you can see his double . Very good Alberto Lupo, Massimo Serato and Pierre Cressoy as the villains.There are some interesting twists. A good peplum film even if there are moments of bore.

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