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The Loves of Hercules (1960)

Gli amori di Ercole (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy, Adventure | 19 August 1960 (Italy)
Hercules must save his true love from an evil queen.

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Sandro Continenza (screenplay) (as Alessandro Continenza), Luciano Doria (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jayne Mansfield ... Queen Deianira / Hippolyta
Mickey Hargitay ... Hercules
Massimo Serato ... Licos
Tina Gloriani Tina Gloriani ... Hippolyta
Rossella Como Rossella Como ... Aleia
Giulio Donnini Giulio Donnini ... High Priest
Arturo Bragaglia Arturo Bragaglia ... Iolaus
Andrea Aureli ... Philoctetes
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Timanthes
Moira Orfei ... Némée
René Dary ... Il generale
Sandrine Sandrine
Olga Solbelli Olga Solbelli ... Maga, the witch
Antonio Gradoli Antonio Gradoli ... Head of Guards
Cesare Fantoni Cesare Fantoni ... Eurysteus
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Storyline

While Hercules is away, his people and the woman he loves are killed by the king of Ecalia. Hercules goes to Ecalia to revenge his dead. When he arrives in Ecalia he finds that the king is dead and queen Dianira reigns. He saves her and falls for her, but Dianira has been promised to Acheloo. His deed became more and more hard among Licos's conspiracy, the Amazons, the Hydra and other monsters... Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Genres:

Fantasy | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 August 1960 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hercules vs. the Hydra See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jayne Mansfield was pregnant during filming. She dieted to keep her pregnancy from showing. See more »

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Hercules prays to his father Zeus (Greek) during the ax-throwing trial. Everyone else refers to him as the son of Jupiter (Roman), even though they're all Greek as well. See more »

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"Hercules! Hercules! Put me DOWN!!"
29 April 2003 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

Years ago I managed to catch this one on a Saturday morning TV broadcast and watched it through to the end, with an amused smile. As other comments here attest, it's definitely not one of the better sword-and-sandal epics and, if you're a fan of that genre, you'd better appreciate what Jayne Mansfield has to offer should you give it a look-see. Like so many others in this canon, it's one of the tombstones marking the declining careers of Hollywood expatriates.

A side note: In the early 1960s Carol Burnett, in a one-woman engagement, appeared at the Greek Theater (an outdoor ampitheater, northeast of downtown Hollywood in Griffith Park, which each year had a summer season of big-name acts, ballet companies, fully-mounted operas, etc.) and, as part of her show, she did a very funny bit in which she imagined Jayne Mansfield accepting her Academy Award as Best Actress in a Hercules extravaganza. In her acceptance speech Carol/Jayne recreated a scene and I can still remember her screeching: "Hercules! Hercules! Put me DOWN!!" Got a BIG laugh. Carol must have used this film as her inspiration, for in it there's a scene toward the end where Mickey is rescuing Jayne from some peril or other and he appears to be staggering under the totality of her considerable assets. Before they had left for Italy, Jayne and Mickey had frequently performed a stunt, well-documented in filmed interviews, in which Mickey effortlessly lifted Jayne overhead and paraded her around airplane-style. His seeming inability to recreate that feat in this movie is one of the film's comic highpoints for this viewer.


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