Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules

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Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules
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Directed by Antonio Margheriti
Produced by Luigi Nannerini[1]
Screenplay by
  • Guido Maletesta
  • Arturo Rigel
  • Andre Tabet[1]
Story by
  • Guido Maletesta
  • Arturo Rigel
  • Andre Tabet[1]
Starring
Music by Georges Garvarentz[1]
Cinematography Alejandro Ulloa[1]
Edited by
Release date
  • 27 June 1964 (1964-06-27) (Italy)
Running time
114 minutes[1]
Box office ₤140.3 million

Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules is a 1964 international co-production filmed in Algeria[citation needed] and directed by Antonio Margheriti.

Plot summary[edit]

An evil and ambitious usurper named Ganor seizes a kingdom by assassinating the Sultan and imprisoning his son Prince Daikor and daughter Princess Soraya to prevent revolt. Princess Soraya is defiant and escapes by leaping out the palace window into a river. She is discovered by a pair of peasants Anthar and the mute Aimu who become her protectors, and later rescuers and avengers against Ganor.

The film concludes in a showdown in a hall of mirrors.

Cast[edit]

[1]


Release[edit]

Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules was released on June 27, 1964 in Italy.[1] The film grossed 140,300,000 Italian lire at domestically in Italy.[2]

The film was originally titled Anthar the invincible but was retitled The Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules for inclusion on Avco Embassy's The Sons of Hercules syndicated television series.[1] The series was 14 peplum that were retitled and re-edited to be distributed under the title of The Sons of Hercules.[1]

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References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 47.
  2. ^ Giordano 1998, p. 179.

Sources[edit]

  • Giordano, Michele (1998). Giganti buoni: da Ercole a Piedone (e oltre) il mito dell'uomo forte nel cinema italiano (in Italian). Roma: Gremese. p. 179. 
  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916. 

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