Damon and Pythias (film)

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Damon and Pythias
Damon and Pythias FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Curtis Bernhardt
Produced by Sam Jaffe (associate producer)
Samuel Marx (associate producer)
Franco Riganti[citation needed] (producer) (uncredited)
Written by Samuel Marx (story)
Samuel Marx (screenplay) &
Franco Riganti (screenplay)
Paola Ojetti (dialogue: Italian version) &
Franco Riganti (dialogue: Italian version)
Bridget Boland (dialogue: english version) &
Barry Oringer (dialogue: english version)
Jon Cleary (uncredited)
Starring See below
Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Cinematography Aldo Tonti
Edited by Niccolò Lazzari
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Running time 101 minutes (Italy)
99 minutes (USA)
Country Italy, USA
Language English

Il tiranno di Siracusa (English Translation: Damon and Pythias) is a 1962 Italian / American film directed by Curtis Bernhardt. The film is based on the Greek legend of Damon and Pythias, and set during the reign of Dionysius I of Syracuse (432-367 BC).

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The film made a profit of $6,000.[1]


The international distribution was taken over by MGM.[2]


  • Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84885-608-0. 


  1. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Hughes, p.53

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