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Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963)

Golia e il cavaliere mascherato (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 17 November 1963 (Italy)
In 16th century Spain, Don Francisco reluctantly betroths his daughter, Blanca, to the arrogant Don Ramiro in order to preserve the lands in the family estate. Then Don Juan, Don ... See full summary »

Director:

Piero Pierotti

Writers:

Luciano Martino (story and screenplay), Piero Pierotti (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Ciani ... Golia / Paco / Hercules (as Alan Steel)
Mimmo Palmara ... Don Juan
José Greci José Greci ... Dona Blanca - Francisco's Daughter
Pilar Cansino ... Estella - The Gypsy Queen
Arturo Dominici ... Don Ramiro Suarez
Dina De Santis Dina De Santis ... Dolores - Blanca's Handmaid
Piero Leri Piero Leri ... Felipe
Renato Navarrini Renato Navarrini ... Don Francisco
Loris Gizzi Loris Gizzi ... Pedro - The King's Envoy
Ettore Manni ... Capt. Blasco
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Ruiz
Ugo Sasso Ugo Sasso ... Hermann
Armando Guarnieri Armando Guarnieri ... Don Alvarez
Gianni Baghino Gianni Baghino ... Goha - The Treasurer
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini
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Storyline

In 16th century Spain, Don Francisco reluctantly betroths his daughter, Blanca, to the arrogant Don Ramiro in order to preserve the lands in the family estate. Then Don Juan, Don Francisco's nephew and Blanca's true love, returns from the war in Flanders. Don Juan dons a mask and joins with a gypsy band led by Estella to fight against the forces of Don Ramiro. In this effort he's aided by a bare-chested muscleman and also by Captain Blasco who works for Don Ramiro but whose sympathies lie elsewhere. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 November 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hercules and the Masked Rider See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Romana Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #41655 of November 9, 1963. See more »

Quotes

Don Ramiro: By the way, I wish you'd bring me that masked rider, for my wedding present.
Blasco: We search for him all the time, but he's like a phantom.
Don Ramiro: Bring him to me. I'll show you how to change your phantom into quivering flesh and blood.
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What is Hercules doing in 16th century California? Nothing much.
2 August 2008 | by winner55See all my reviews

This is indeed a Zorro film (spelled Zoro on a wanted poster at one point in the picture); the strong man is really Goliath, which is partly a reference to the legendary giant, but is really merely a signifier for "big strong guy."

Overwrought formula actioner. The film-making is by the numbers, the acting is competent at best. The plot is confusing, the action okay but nothing special; but the real problem, obviously, is that the filmmakers don't know what kind of movie they want to make.

Saturday afternoon hangover fodder. May give you something to do if you have nothing to do. Otherwise, ho hum when not just bad.


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