Saturday, August 19, 2006

V. THE ITALIAN SAMSON MOVIES 1961-1964

Please find details of the 'Samson' sword & sandal / peplum films released in Italy.

(The Italian title & its translation is followed by the altered U.S. release title if it was different)

The Samson 5 :

* Sansone/ Samson (1961) starring Brad Harris

* Sansone contro i pirati/ Samson Vs. The Pirates (aka Samson and the Sea Beast, 1963) starring Kirk Morris

* Ercole sfida Sansone/ Hercules Challenges Samson (aka Hercules, Samson and Ulysses 1963) starring Richard Lloyd as Samson

* Sansone contro il corsaro nero/ Samson Vs. the Black Pirate (aka Hercules and the Black Pirate, 1963) starring Alan Steel

* Ercole, Sansone, Maciste e Ursus gli invincibili/ Hercules, Samson, Maciste and Ursus: the Invincibles (aka Samson and the Mighty Challenge, 1965) starring Nadir Baltimore as Samson; a semi comedy/ satire of the peplum genre.

The Other Samson 6;

Samson was later ‘aliased’ into the American titles of 6 other Italian peplum movies when they were dubbed in English for distribution in the USA, these films actually featured the adventures of the famed Italian hero Maciste. "Samson Against the Sheik" (1962), "Son of Samson" (1960), "Samson and the Slave Queen" (1963), "Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World" (1961), "Samson Vs. The Giant King" (1964), and "Samson in King Solomon's Mines" (1964)

"Samson and the Treasure of the Incas" (aka Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas, 1965) is not peplum,the film is apparently set in South America during the time period of the Old West.

Next the Italian 'Goliath' movies of the 1960's..............

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