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The Trojan Horse (1961)


THE TROJAN HORSE (1961)


La guerra di Troia (original title)

1961 Italy | France | Yugoslavia
Direction: Giorgio Ferroni
Writers: Giorgio Ferroni, Ugo Liberatore | 2 more credits »
Stars: Steve Reeves, Juliette Mayniel, John Drew Barrymore

The city of Troy has been under seige for 9 years by Greek forces, seeking to avenge the kidnapping of Helen by Trojan prince Paris. Hector has just been slain by Achilles. In the city, the bold warrior Aeneas (Steve Reeves) is highly respected by the Trojan forces and the people, and thus hated by Paris, a divide that threatens to tear the city apart. The Trojan King insists on travelling to the Greek camp to pay his respects to his dead son, Aeneas defies orders and accompanies him, earning the respect of the Greeks. While Aeneas is dispatched to Troy’s allies to seek re-enforcements, Paris makes a truce deal with the Greeks and provides them with a large supply of wood as part of the bargaining…

 

Based on the classic legends surrounding Troy, the film is set in the final year of the battle beginning just after the death of Hector and keeps pretty closely to the documented legends. In keeping with the Historical Epic theme of the film, the script avoids any mention of Gods and Mythical Heros (except in character’s dialogue of course), presenting the story as straight forward historical fact. Interestingly, compared to other adaptations of the tale, the focus here is almost entirely on the Trojans, with the usually minor character of Aeneas brought into the forefront as the hero, almost certainly because he is one of the only Trojan characters to survive the film (and Steve Reeves could never die in a Peplum).

 


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Hercules (1958)


HERCULES (1958)


Le fatiche di Ercole (original title)

1958 Italy
Direction: Pietro Francisci
Writers: Appollonius of Rhodes (poem), Pietro Francisci (adaptation)
Actors: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni

In this melange of characters and events from separate mythological stories, Hercules, demigod and superman, arrives in the ancient Greek kingdom of Iolcus to tutor Iphitus, son of king Pelias; immediately on arrival, he falls in love with the king’s delectable, briefly clad daughter Iole. Before he can win her, he must succeed in a series of quests, in the course of which he teams up with Jason, true heir of Iolcus, whom he accompanies on the famous voyage of the Argonauts

FOLLOWED BY

  • Hercules Unchained (1959)
  • Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961)
  • Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
  • Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)

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Hercules Unchained (1959)


HERCULES UNCHAINED (1959)


Ercole e la regina di Lidia (original title)

1959 Italy
Direction: Pietro Francisci
Writers: Pietro Francisci (story), Sophocles (story based on: play “Oedipus at Colonus”)
Actors: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Sylvia Lopez

En route to Thebes for an important diplomatic mission, Hercules drinks from a magic spring and loses his memory. He spends most of the movie in the pleasure gardens of Queen Omphale of Lydia. While young Ulysses tries to help him regain his memory, political tensions escalate in Thebes, and Hercules’ new wife Iole finds herself in mortal danger.

FOLLOWS

  • Hercules (1958)

FOLLOWED BY

  • Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961)
  • Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
  • Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)

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The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)


THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (1959)


Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (original title)

 

1959 Italy | Spain | West Germany
Direction: Mario Bonnard
Actors: Steve Reeves, Christine Kaufmann, Fernando Rey

Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption, the film begins with Glaucus, a Roman legionnaire, returning to his home from far-off wars. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that his father has been murdered by a gang of black-hooded looting bandits. Glaucus vows revenge against the killers, but just how high up are those involved?


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