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Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)

Maciste e la regina di Samar (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | May 1965 (USA)
Hercules is summoned to oppose the evil Queen Samara, who has allied herself with aliens and is sacrificing her own people in a bid to awaken a moon goddess.


Giacomo Gentilomo


Arpad DeRiso (story), Giovanni Scolaro (story) (as Nino Scolaro) | 4 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Sergio Ciani ... Maciste / Hercules (as Alan Steel)
Jany Clair Jany Clair ... Queen Samara
Anna Maria Polani Anna Maria Polani ... Agar
Nando Tamberlani ... Chancellor Gladius
Delia D'Alberti Delia D'Alberti ... Princess Billis / Selene (as Delia d'Alberti)
Goffredo Unger ... Remar
Anna Maria Dionisio Anna Maria Dionisio ... Taris - Tirteo's Wife
Paola Pitti Paola Pitti ... Tirteo's Daughter (as Paola Piretti)
Giuliano Raffaelli ... Tirteo - Innkeeper
Stefano Carletti Stefano Carletti ... Mogol
Roberto Ceccacci Roberto Ceccacci ... Rudolphis
Attilio Dottesio ... Xelon
Franco Moruzzi Franco Moruzzi ... Timor (as Franco Morici)
Jean-Pierre Honoré Jean-Pierre Honoré ... Prince Darix
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Russel ... Tirteo (voice)


In ancient Greece a race of evil aliens from the moon land on earth. For years they've terrorized the nearby city of Samar, demanding children for sacrifice. Now, the queen of Samar has made a pact with the moon men to conquer the world and become the most powerful woman alive. However, the residents of Samar, sick of all the chaos, cheer when the mighty Hercules shows up to put a stop to it all. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Fantasy


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The film's original Italian title was "Maciste and the Queen of Samar", while its French title was "Maciste Against the Men of Stone" and was one of many films about the cult Italian hero Maciste. When the film was brought to America the English translators who dubbed the film changed the hero's name from Maciste to Hercules and called it "Hercules Against The Moon Men" since Hercules is better known in America than Maciste is. See more »


Queen Samara: And as for Hercules, I want him taken alive. He'll pay dearly for the trouble he's caused me.
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Its not great, but its fun.
30 January 2007 | by KennethEagleSpiritSee all my reviews

Alan Steele makes a nice Hercules. Jany Clair makes a very beautiful evil queen. The fanged monkey-monster is hilarious and kind of cool. The head moon man is weird enough. The rock moon men are OK. The fight scenes are passable. The continuity is fair to better than most movies of this genre. The plot is average. The acting is what you'd expect in a B movie and nothing more. The sets are OK. The photography is not the greatest, especially the out door scenes, but it works well enough. If, when you think Hercules, Kevin Sorbo is the first name that pops into your head you probably won't like this flick and don't need to waste time watching it. But if, when someone says Superman, the first name that comes to mind is George Reeves and not Christopher Reeve, well you'll probably enjoy this movie. Its a good movie to kick back and have fun with so long as you're not setting your sights to high.

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