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The Slave Merchants (1964)

Anthar l'invincibile (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy, War | 27 June 1964 (Italy)
The son of Hercules is pitted against a ruthless desert warrior.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony Dawson)

Writers:

Guido Malatesta (story), Arturo Rígel (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Morris ... Anthar, Son of Hercules
Michèle Girardon ... Princess Soraya
Manuel Gallardo Manuel Gallardo ... Prince Daikor
Mario Feliciani ... Ganor, Devil of the Desert
José Jaspe ... Akrim, the Slave Merchant
Renato Baldini ... Kamal, the Wealthy Sheik
Aldo Cecconi Aldo Cecconi ... Abdul, Akrim's Assistant
Roberto Dell'Acqua Roberto Dell'Acqua ... Aimu, the Mute Boy
Fedele Gentile Fedele Gentile ... Bidder at Auction against Kamal
Malika Kamal Malika Kamal ... Slave Girl
Tanya Lopert Tanya Lopert ... Slave Girl
Serena Michelotti Serena Michelotti ... Slave Girl
Laura Nucci ... Adonna, Harem Keeper
Nadine Verdier Nadine Verdier ... Slave Girl
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Salene
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Storyline

Ganor, the leader of the Desert People, murders Sandor, the Sultan of Baghdad, and imprisons his eventual heirs, Daykor and Soraya, thus becoming the sole power in the country. Anthar, a young rebel, manages to get Soraya free. Eventually, she is captured by Akrim, a slave merchant, who sells her to Kamal, a wealthy Sheik. Soraya refuses to be the Sheik's girl, and plunges from a tower into the river - where she would have drowned if Anthar would not appear to save her once more. Together they go to Baghdad, where Anthar gets Daykor out of prison. But Ganor captures Anthar, and sets him to fight a rhinoceros to get rid of the freedom fighter. Daykor and Soraya return to Baghdad at the head of the revolted people, and after a siege, they take the city and joining with Anthar, will finally prevail over the tyrant. Written by Artemis-9

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Adventure | Fantasy | War

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Country:

Italy | Spain | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 June 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of the many sword and sandal/mythological muscle man movies acquired by Joseph E. Levine's Embassy Pictures for release in the United States. Since there was a decline in the popularity of the genre, and many such films had been released to U.S. theaters, Embassy released it directly to television as part of their "Sons of Hercules" film package. The film was modified, pan and scanned, and re-titled "Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules." Like other films in this film package, broadcasters could select versions which could be shown like a feature film, or shown in two one hour time frames as if it were a part of a television series. See more »

Goofs

Gainor has a chamber of mirrors millennia before the development of the technology to produce flat glass and silvering. See more »

Quotes

Anthar: [to Kamal] I'll choke you with my own hands until you're dead!
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Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules (The Slave Merchants) (Movies Unlimited DVD-R)
3 March 2019 | by trimboliceliaSee all my reviews

Typical early 60's Italian-Spanish-French made sword-and-sandal film. Anthor, yet another son of Hercules, helps out a princess escaping the rout of her people after a desert baddie takes over her kingdom. Lots of running around and skirmishes between the good guys and the bad guys. The DVD-R I viewed was pretty good quality. Would be nice to see these peplum films re-mastered and released to DVD (not DVD-R). Recommended for fans of the genre.


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