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Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961)

Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 14 April 1963 (USA)
Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own.

Director:

Antonio Leonviola (as Leonviola)

Writers:

Oreste Biancoli (screenplay), Gino Mangini (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Mitchell ... Maciste (as Mitchell Gordon)
Chelo Alonso ... Capys
Vira Silenti Vira Silenti ... Penope
Dante DiPaolo Dante DiPaolo ... Iphitos
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi ... Sirone
Giotto Tempestini Giotto Tempestini ... Aronio
Raffaella Carrà ... Eber (as Raffaella Pelloni)
Paul Wynter Paul Wynter ... Mumba
Massimo Righi ... Efros
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Captain of the Guard
Antonio Meschini Antonio Meschini ... Soldier
Fabio ... Baby Son of Penope eand Agisandro (as Il piccolo Fabio)
Germano Longo Germano Longo ... Re Agisandro
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Storyline

Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlas Against the Cyclops See more »

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Production Co:

Panda Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of three Maciste films produced by Panda. Each film would use a different actor in the role of Maciste. See more »

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In many shots during Maciste's fight with the lion, the lion can be heard roaring, even though it is clearly not roaring in the footage. See more »

Quotes

Capys: [to Maciste] I'm not really as evil as you think.
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Crazy Credits

Although he was top billed in the role of Maciste, Gordon Mitchell's name appears in the credits as "Mitchell Gordon." See more »

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One of the more entertaining spear and sandal epics.
10 December 2001 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

This film was retitled to ATLAS AGAINST THE CYCLOPS when it was released in the United States, but our hero is still called "Maciste" in the film. In this one Maciste battles an assortment of bad guys and monsters including the cyclops of the title. Maciste rescues an infant from the cyclops before he dispatches with the one eyed menace.

As far these spear and sandal epics go, this one isn't too bad. It has enough action to hold one interest. It isn't as "talky" as many of the other bigger budgeted entries in the genre. Flashback scenes from this film turned in up in the later Maciste adventure, THE WITCHES CURSE which started Kirk Morris. I would like to see this film in colour, but for some reason all video versions that I have found are in B&W.


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