Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules

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Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules
Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules.jpg
Directed by Antonio Leonviola
Produced by Elio Scardamaglia (executive producer)
Written by Marcello Baldi (screenplay)
Stephen Garrett
Antonio Leonviola (story)
Giuseppe Mangione (screenplay)
Starring See below
Music by Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography Alvaro Mancori
Edited by Otello Colangeli
Release date
Running time
80 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (Maciste, l'uomo più forte del mondo) is a 1961 Italian film directed by Antonio Leonviola.

The film is also known as Maciste and the Night Queen (informal English title), Mole Men vs. the Son of Hercules (American TV title) and The Strongest Man in the World (in the United Kingdom). It is one of several films in a series shown in the USA as The Sons of Hercules.

Plot summary[edit]

The young Princess Saliura has been captured by a fierce underground cave-dwelling people. Maciste and his friend Bangor, in whose care she was left, allow themselves to be also captured and imprisoned. They find themselves in a series of deep caverns, occupied by a race of mutant white-haired albino people. They are living under an ancient curse, by which they cannot emerge onto the surface, except by moonlight, and sunlight is deadly to them. They worship the goddess of the moon.

The 'mole men', led by Halis Mosab, a tyrannical and bloodthisty non-albino queen, are using the captured people as slaves to operate their diamond mining operations. Saliura is assisted in an escape and is taken to sanctuary with the Guardians of the Sacred Waterfall. But she is betrayed and recaptured.

Maciste and Bangor are forced to fight each other and then a ferocious ape in order to save the life of the princess, but she's condemned to be sacrificed anyway.

Maciste not only survives, but escapes and saves Bangor and Saliura. Trapped in the caverns, the now-freed slaves break out onto the surface, thanks to Maciste's strength.

Halis Mosab, who has become aware that she was captured as a child and somehow became queen of the 'mole men', is overjoyed when she comes to the surface and finds that she can live in the sunlight. But she accidentally falls off a cliff and into the waters of the Sacred Waterfall. The fate of her people is not revealed.


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