Hercules and the Captive Women

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Starring Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni, Salvatore Furnari, Luciano Marin, Laura Efrikian, Enrico Maria Salerno, Ivo Garrani. Screenplay by Vittorio Cottafavi, Sandro Continenza, Duccio Tessari and Nicoli Ferrari. Cinimatography by Carlo Carlini. Music by Gino Marinuzzi and Armando Trovajoli. Produced by Achille Piazzi. Directed by Vittorio Cottafavi.

Our hero, the mighty Hercules (played with sincerity and sense of humor by bodybuilder-turned-action-hero, Reg Park) and his faithful sidekick, Androcles (Ettore Manni)  journey to the fabled city of Atalntis to stop the evil Queen Antinea (Fay Spain} from taking over the world with her army of clone soldiers. Big budget Italian production, shot in 70mm Technicolor, with rich and lavish sets and costumes. Epic "sword & sandal" adventure. Salvatore Furnari is hilarious as Timoteo, the over-excited dwarf. Fun and entertaining fantasy adventure for all! 

A SpA Cinematographica Production - Originally released August 19, 1961
Released in the U.S. by Woolner Brothers Pictures, April 15, 1963
94 min. - color - mono

 

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