Hercules Unchained (R1960) - (Steve Reeves) Lebanese one-sheet F, NM $125 *

Pictured is a Lebanese one-sheet poster for a 1960 rerelease of the 1959 Bruno Vailati film Hercules Unchained starring Steve Reeves as Hercules.

Size: 27" x 39"

Price: $125

Condition: Folded, Near Mint

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This is a 27" x 39" Lebanese poster for a 1960 rerelease of the 1959 Bruno Vailati film Hercules Unchained based on a haphazard composite of stories by Pietro Francisci, Sophocles and Aeschylus with screenplay by Ennio De Concini and Pietro Francisci and starring Steve Reeves as Hercules and Gabriele Antonini as Ulysses. Plot summary: Hercules intervenes in a quarrel between the two brothers Eteocles [Sergio Fantoni] and Polynices [Mimmo Palmara] over who will rule Thebes. During this effort he drinks from a magic spring and is hypnotized by a harem girl as she dances the Dance of Shiva. The bewitched waters of the spring cause him to lose his memory and be captured by the Lydian Queen Omphale [Sylvia Lopez], who is in the habit of turning her male captives into statues after she tires of them. Omphale makes Hercules her love slave, but everyone except Hercules, who has forgotten his own name, knows his days are numbered. Young Ulysses tries to help Hercules recover his memory while Iole [Sylva Koscina], the wife of Hercules, finds herself in mortal danger at the hands of Eteocles, who plans to throw her to the wild beasts in his arena for entertainment. After recovering his memory and killing three tigers Hercules is able to rescue his wife; he then helps the army of Thebes repel mercenaries hired by Polynices. The two brothers kill each other when they fight for the throne, after which the high priest Creon [Carlo D'Angelo] is made ruler by popular acclaim.

This item is available for immediate shipment. It is variously known to the public as a Hercules Unchained poster, a Hercules Unchained film poster and a Hercules Unchained movie poster.

The original Italian title is Ercole e la regina di Lidia.

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