Hercules Unchained (1959) - (Steve Reeves) Style B Egyptian movie poster F, NM $45 *
Size: 27" x 39"
Condition: Folded, Near Mint
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This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Wahib Fahmy for
the 1959 Pietro Francisci film Hercules Unchained
AKA Ercole e la regina di Lidia based on a story by Pietro
Francisci based on the Sophocles play Aedipus at Colonus, the
Aeschylus play The Seven against Thebes, screenplay by Ennio De
Concini and Pietro Francisci and starring Steve Reeves as Hercules.
Plot summary: Hercules is made an amnesiac because of water from a
magic spring he drinks while on his way to Thebes to intervene in a
quarrel between two brothers disputing the throne. He then becomes
captive of Queen Omphale of Lydia [Sylvia Lopez]. Omphale makes
Hercules her love slave, but everyone except Hercules, who has
forgotten his own name, knows his days are numbered because Omphale
will turn him into a statue when she's done with him. Young Ulysses
[Gabriele Antonini] tries to help Hercules recover his memory while
Iole [Sylva Koscina], the wife of Hercules, finds herself in mortal
danger because Eteocles [Sergio Fantoni] plans to throw her to the
wild beasts in his arena for entertainment. After remembering who he
is 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
The original Italian title is Ercole e la regina di Lidia [Hercules and the Queen of Lydia].
The Arabic title on the poster translates as Hercules on the Island
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