Hercules, Samson and Ulysses (1965): Italian (Campy) Sand and Sandals Epic

Hercules, Samson and Ulysses, (Italian: Ercole sfida Sansone) is a 1963 Italian Metrocolor peplum film directed by Pietro Francisci.[3]
The costume designers for this movie used re-purposed Nazi helmets for the Philistine headgear.[4][5]

Hercules, Samson and Ulysses
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Italian poster for Hercules, Samson and Ulysses

Hercules, Samson and Ulysses, (Italian: Ercole sfida Sansone) is a 1963 Italian Metrocolor peplum film directed by Pietro Francisci.[3]

The costume designers for this movie used re-purposed Nazi helmets for the Philistine headgear.[4][5]

Plot[edit source]

On one of the many Greek Islands, Hercules and Ulysses are asked to kill a sea serpent menacing the coast and its inhabitants. They succeed, but their ship is caught in a storm. Shipwrecked, they come to Phoenicia and encounter the mighty Samson, who they help in battling the vicious Phoenicians.

 

Release[edit source]

Hercules, Samson and Ulysses opened on December 20, 1963 in Italy. It was released in May 1965 in the United States.[1]

References[edit source]

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Plot[edit source]
On one of the many Greek Islands, Hercules and Ulysses are asked to kill a sea serpent menacing the coast and its inhabitants. They succeed, but their ship is caught in a storm. Shipwrecked, they come to Phoenicia and encounter the mighty Samson, who they help in battling the vicious Phoenicians.
Cast[edit source]
Kirk Morris: Hercules
Iloosh Khoshabe: Samson (aka Richard Lloyd)
Enzo Cerusico: Ulysses
Liana Orfei: Delilah
Diletta D’Andrea: Leria
Fulvia Franco: Ithaca Queen
Aldo Giuffrè: Seren
Pietro Tordi: Azer
Release[edit source]
Hercules, Samson and Ulysses opened on December 20, 1963 in Italy. It was released in May 1965 in the United States.[1]

Directed byPietro FrancisciProduced byJoseph Byrd[1]Screenplay byPietro Francisci[1]Starring
Kirk Morris
Iloosh Khoshabe
Liana Orfei
Diletta D’Andrea
Music byAngelo Francesco Lavagnino[1]CinematographySilvano Ippoliti[1]Edited byPietro Francisci[2]
Production
company
I.C.D.[1]
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
20 December 1963 (Italy)
Running time
93 minutes[1]CountryItaly[2]

Cast[edit source]
Kirk Morris: Hercules
Iloosh Khoshabe: Samson (aka Richard Lloyd)
Enzo Cerusico: Ulysses
Liana Orfei: Delilah
Diletta D’Andrea: Leria
Fulvia Franco: Ithaca Queen
Aldo Giuffrè: Seren
Pietro Tordi: Azer