The Works of Hercules (movie, 1958)

The Works of Hercules ( Fatiche di Ercole ) is a Hispano – Italian film directed by Pietro Francisci and released in 1958 .

Synopsis

After confronting the Nemean lion that was terrorizing the region, Hercules embarks with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece to allow him to regain the throne of Thessaly .

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Technical sheet

  • Original title: The Fatiche di Ercole
  • French title: Les Travaux d’Hercule
  • American title: Hercules
  • Directed by: Pietro Francisci
  • Assistants to the realization: Ettore Mattera, Pietro Nuccorini
  • Scenario: Ennio De Concini , Pietro Francisci and Gaio Fratini after the Argonautics of Apollonius of Rhodes
  • French Dialogues: Josette France
  • Sets: Flavio Mogherini
  • Costumes: Giulio Coltellacci
  • Choreography: Gisa Geert
  • Makeup: Euclide Santoli
  • Photography: Mario Bava
  • Sound: Renato Cadueri, Giulio Tagliacozzo
  • Editing: Mario Serandrei
  • Music: Enzo Masetti
  • Musical Director: Carlo Savina
  • Producer: Federico Teti
  • Production Companies: Oscar Film (Italy), Galatea Film (Italy), Urania Film (Spain), Embassy Pictures (USA)
  • Distribution companies: Lux Films (Italy), Embassy Pictures (United States), Warner Bros. (United States), D3 Distribution Company (France)
  • Country of origin: Italy / Spain
  • Original language: Italian
  • Inside shooting: Titanus studios ( Rome )
  • Format: color ( Eastmancolor ) – 35 mm – 2.35: 1 Dyaliscope – monaural sound (Westrex Recording System)
  • Genre: peplum
  • Duration: 100 minutes
  • Release dates:
    • Italy: 
    • La France : 
  • (en) CNC classification : all public (operating visa o 21032 issued)

Distribution

  • Steve Reeves (VF: Jean-Claude Michel ) : Hercules
    (lining: Giovanni Cianfriglia )
  • Sylva Koscina (VF: Marcelle Lajeunesse ) : Iole daughter of Pelias
  • Fabrizio Mioni (VF: Hubert Noël ) : Jason
  • Gianna Maria Canale (VF: Paule Emanuele ) : Anthea, Queen of the Amazons
  • Gabriele Antonini : Odysseus
  • Ivo Garrani (VF: Jean Davy ) : Pelias
  • Arturo Dominici : Eurystheus
  • Mimmo Palmara (VF: Michel Gudin ) : Iphitos
  • Lydia Alfonsi (VF: Lita Recio ) : the Sibyl
  • Aldo Fiorelli (VF: Jean Violette ) : Argos
  • Gino Mattera (VF: Roland Menard ) : Orpheus
  • Walter Grant / Gian Paolo Rosmino (VF: Paul City ) : Aesculapian
  • Afro Poli (VF: Pierre Morin ) : Chiron

Around the film

To promote the film in the United States , producer Joseph E. Levine innovated at the time by developing a “saturation” audiovisual advertising campaign, using more than 600 Hercules visuals, including illustrations like this article (a costly and unusual investment of $ 120,000 ). A procedure that has become commonplace today for the promotion of prestigious cinematographic productions 1 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Source The TCM Movie Database (USA)  [ archive ] .
  2. ↑ An advertising visual of Embassy Pictures by producer Joseph E. Levine .

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