Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops

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Atlas Against the Cyclops
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Directed by Antonio Leonviola
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by Oreste Biancoli[1]
Starring
Music by Carlo Innocenzi[1]
Cinematography Riccardo Pallotini[1]
Edited by Mario Serandrei[1]
Production
company
Panda[1]
Release date
  • 29 March 1961 (1961-03-29) (Italy)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
Country Italy[1]

Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops (Italian: Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi) is a 1961 Italian film starring Gordon Mitchell and Chelo Alonso.

Plot[edit]

Queen Capys is doomed to a life of slavery by the Powers of Darkness until the last descendant of Ulysses is put to death to please the Cyclops. This is almost accomplished in a raid on a village by the Queen's soldiers where a descendant of Ulysses is killed and his wife enslaved; however, their infant son is taken away to be protected by Maciste.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Atlas Against the Cyclops was released in Italy on March 29, 1961 with a 90 minute running time.[1] It was released in the United States on April 14, 1963 with a 100 minute running time.[1]

Reception[edit]

It has been objected that in spite of the original title there is no "Atlas" to be found in either the Italian nor the English dubbed film version.[2]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 146.
  2. ^ Hughes 2011, p. 15.

Sources[edit]

  • Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84885-608-0. 
  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916. 

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