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Action and Adventure Films (1890-2010)

Action and Adventure Films


SWORDS AND SANDALS films refers to Hercules-type muscleman films - most seemingly made in Italy in the early 1960's. 

Atlas in the the Land of the Cyclops (1960) -- Italy, Color, 100 minutes

Strongman Maciste/Atlas must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys.

Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960) -- Italy, Color, 90 minutes, Rod Taylor and Ed Fury

Two musclemen come up against a tribe of Amazon women.

Colossus and the Headhunters (1963) -- Italy, Color, 79 minutes

Maciste and his people flee their volcano -ravaged island and end up caught between two warring tribes.

The Giant of Marathon (1960) -- Italy, Color, 90 minutes,  Steve Reeves

A Greek soldier leads the fight against an invading Persian army.

The Giants of Thessaly (1960) -- Italy, Color, 98 minutes, Roland Carey

In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the fabled Golden Fleece.

Goliath and the Dragon (1960) -- Italy, Color, 87 minutes, Mark Forest, Broderick Crawford

A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife and his people from an evil ruler.

Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963) -- Italy, Color, 80 minutes, Mark Forest

Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people. 


Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963) -- Italy, Color, 83 minutes

In 16th century Spain, Don Francisco reluctantly betrothes his daughter, Blanca, to the arrogant Don Ramiro in order to preserve the lands in the family estate. Then Don Juan, Don Francisco's nephew and Blanca's true love, returns from the war in Flanders.

Hercules Against the Mongols (1963) -- Italy, Color, 90 minutes, Mark Forest

Hercules vs. the three sons of Genghis Khan comes to the rescue of Bianca, winning her freedom in a tournament in exchange for becoming a slave himself.

Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964) -- Italy, Color, 90 minutes, Alan Steel

Hercules is summoned to oppose the evil Queen Samara, who has allied herself with aliens and is sacrificing her own people in a bid to awaken a moon goddess.

Hercules and the Captive Women (1961) -- Italy, Color, 94 minutes, Reg Park

Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965) -- Italy/USA, Color, 47 minutes

Gordon Scott in a TV pilot that never became a series.

Snake Fist Dynamo (1974) --  Color, 61 minutes, Kung Fu film from Hong Kong.

Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964) -- Italy, Color, 96 minutes, Peter Lupus

Hercules fights to free the people of Babylon from an evil sorceress.

Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) -- Italy, Color, 71 minutes, Reg Park

Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Hercules Unchained (1959) -- Italy, Color, 87 minutes, Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina

While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

Hero of Rome (1964) -- Italy, Color, 90 minutes, Gordon Scott

In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic.

Invincible Gladiator (1962) -- Italy/Spain, Color, 96 minutes, Richard Harrison

A Roman warrior leads a revolt against an evil ruler.

Kindar the Invulnerable (1965) -- Italy, Color, 91 minutes, Mark Forest

An evil desert bandit kidnaps the son of a sultan and raises him as his own. It turns out that the son has magic powers and is invincible.

Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961) -- Italy, Color, 90 minutes, Mark Forest

Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city.

Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World (1962) -- Italy/France, Color, 80 minutes, Gordon Scott

Samson must rescue a beautiful Chinese princess from a marauding horde of warriors.

The Son of Cleopatra (1964) -- Italy, Color, 103 minutes, Mark Damon

In Roman-dominated Egypt, the corrupt administration of a governor named Petronius has sparked a revolt headed by El Kabir.

Son of Samson (1960) -- Italy, Color, 89 minutes, Mark Forest

Maciste/Samson travels to Egypt, where he leads a revolt against an evil queen.

Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964) -- Italy/Spain/France, Color, 99 minutes

The story of Spartacus and ten other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports.

Thor and the Amazon Women (1963) -- Italy, Color, 84 minutes, Joe Robinson

A race of Amazon warriors is enslaving the men of a country, and the mighty Thor is called upon to help them regain their freedo minutes

Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules (1962) -- Italy/France, Color, 91 minutes, Georges Marchal

Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to the minutes

The Vengeance of Ursus (1961) -- Italy, Color, 88 minutes, Samson Burke

The evil King Zagro has designs on the beautiful Princess Sira. He wants to marry her so he can take over her kingdom and add it to his own.

The White Warrior (1959) -- Italy/Yugoslavia, Color, 91 minutes, Steve Reeves

The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar. 


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