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Hercules and the Black Pirates (1964)

Sansone contro il corsaro nero (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 25 January 1964 (Italy)
Brave and noble Samson fights pirates as a soldier in the royal army. He wants to marry lovely fair maiden Rosita, but her haughty governor father disapproves. Meanwhile, the cunning and ... See full summary »

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Luigi Capuano
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sergio Ciani ... Samson (as Alan Steel)
Rosalba Neri ... Rosita
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Rodrigo Sanchez
Andrea Aureli ... Il corsaro nero
Enzo Maggio Enzo Maggio ... (as Vincenzo Maggio)
Elisa Mainardi ... Carmelita
Simonetta Simeoni Simonetta Simeoni
Nello Pazzafini Nello Pazzafini ... Aiutante del corsaro nero
Margherita Bossi Margherita Bossi ... (as Margherita Nicosia)
Cinzia Bruno Cinzia Bruno ... Alma
Nerio Bernardi ... Governatore di Hermosa
Anna Arena Anna Arena
Ignazio Balsamo Ignazio Balsamo
Giulio Battiferri Giulio Battiferri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia
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Brave and noble Samson fights pirates as a soldier in the royal army. He wants to marry lovely fair maiden Rosita, but her haughty governor father disapproves. Meanwhile, the cunning and duplicitous Rodrigo Sanchez joins forces with the wicked the Black Pirate to thwart Samson. Written by Woodyanders

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The Unrelenting Fury of a Titan's Strength Against the Armed Might of the Scourge of the Seas!


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 January 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hercules and the Black Pirates See more »

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Production Co:

Romana Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa #~42111 delivered on 16-1-1964. See more »

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Top-notch swashbuckler, with some great moments.
12 December 2003 | by copycat1025See all my reviews

This happens to be one of my favorite entries in the muscleman genre of films produced in Italy between 1958-1965. This film, along with Piero Pierotti's "Golia e il Cavaliere Mascherato" was one of the takeoffs banking on the success of Umberto Lenzi's "Zorro contro Maciste." This little sub-genre, which grafts the swashbuckling film onto the traditional peplum, had an enormous success, and sparked new life into a dying genre. This film bears all the hallmarks of Fortunato Misiano's productions, and bears the usual style and good story-telling of director Luigi Capuano. Capuano directed the best adventure films, and this one is no exception. It also shows faint signs of the cultural transition then happening between the continents. Nerio Bernardi plays the staunch traditionist, who berates Alan Steel for his humble origins, but later concedes that "nobility is revealed by actions, not by birth." Piero Lulli plays the conniving courtier, who colludes with Andrea Aureli (the Black Pirate) to get Bernardi killed so he can get his hands on the lovely daughter (played by Rosalba Neri). A wonderful film that bears up well after many years, this has its ample scenes of swordplay, suspense, and genuine humor.


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