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My Son, the Hero (1962)

Arrivano i titani (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 18 September 1963 (USA)
An evil king makes a bargain with a devil in order to get away with murdering his wife.

Director:

Duccio Tessari

Writers:

Ennio De Concini (adaptation), Duccio Tessari (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pedro Armendáriz ... Cadmo
Giuliano Gemma ... Krios
Antonella Lualdi ... Ermione
Serge Nubret Serge Nubret ... Rator
Jacqueline Sassard ... Antiope
Gérard Séty Gérard Séty ... Aquiles
Tanya Lopert ... Licina
Ingrid Schoeller ... Emerate
Franco Lantieri Franco Lantieri ... Tarete
Monica Berger Monica Berger
Maria Luisa Rispoli ... Marzia (as Luisa Rispoli)
Isarco Ravaioli Isarco Ravaioli ... Centinela
Fernando Rey ... Sumo Sacerdote / High Priest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aldo Pedinotti Aldo Pedinotti ... A Titan
Fernando Sancho
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Storyline

Krios, the youngest of the Titans, may be the least strong of the seven brothers whose strength comes from their mother, earth-goddess Gaia, but is by far the smartest, and thus their natural leader. He arrives on Crete, the kingdom of the mighty king Minos, impresses him as gladiator, gains his trust, falls in love with a mortal girl and discovers both Minos's human sacrifice-cult and a foreign conspiracy to seize power with a hidden army. Written by KGF Vissers

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A GIANT SPECTACLE...Shot in Spain for Peanuts!


Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | France | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Son, the Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The was his first assignment in the director's chair for writer Duccio Tessari. See more »

Alternate Versions

This film has been shown in the United States in two versions. One version was re-dubbed in the United States with Jewish accents. The version currently available has a straight English dubbed track. See more »

Connections

Featured in Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti (1977) See more »

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ads were better than the movie
21 August 2010 | by rgarfielSee all my reviews

This was meant to be a serious sword-and-sandal epic. However, in NYC, the TV ads for the film were made, believe it or not, by Mel Brooks! Mel made it seem like a quickie satire of the genre rather than the more-or-less straight story it was meant to be. The ads were hilarious; sample voice-over while showing scenes from the movie: "See hand maidens, foot maidens, all kinds maidens (this with a Yiddish accent). See the crazy lady with snakes in her hair; see a nice Cyclops. See 'My Son, the Hero'." The movie is long forgotten, but anyone who heard Brooks' promos have never forgotten them. It was a preview of the inspired lunacy to come.


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