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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.

Director:

Giorgio Ferroni

Writers:

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

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

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Certificate:

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Trivia

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

Goofs

The plot summary is completely wrong. The hero is not Hercules and the whole story-line is set in Ancient Egypt. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Trojan Horse (1961) See more »

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MARK FOREST AT HIS BEST IN ANCIENT EGYPT.
21 October 2020 | by larryandersonSee all my reviews

I read all the other reviews that cover the details of the story in this action movie. The story itself is rather unbelievable in that Helen and Menelaus both ended up in the center of Egypt at the same time. There is an old legend that Helen did visit Egypt in her effort to evade her possessive husband but that is only a legend. Here we have everyone in Egypt at the time of Rameses II who immediately takes a liking to Helen. (the next time you visit a drug store remember the name Rameses). Unfortunately there is only the old TV showing from 1965 and a rather fuzzy version on Y/T for fans to reference. There was a VHS release but that was fuzzy as well. However, there is the Italian version that is very clear and bright. In the Italian copy, they start with this on screen SCROLL that tells the story of how they arrived in Egypt. (Many of the dates are wrong). After the scroll is finished we the see Helen and Arian on a raft at sea arriving on shore.. Then they start the Titles which is where all the other versions start. The rest is a very clear copy, especially when we look at the details of the throne room and other sets. If you know a lot about the art of ancient Egypt you will notice the fine detail in the columns, the wall art, furniture and everything else displayed in this LBX release. The duplication is excellent. Gold everywhere and even the costumes are very accurate. If you are lucky enough to find a copy, buy it and see. You will soon forget about the flaws in the story and enjoy the fabulous display of the set re-creation.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

28 June 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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