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Samson

Starring: Brad Harris Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Samson uses his great strength to save an imperiled kingdom.
Rating 3.9
23 ratings
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 1961
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

The mythical hero Samson takes on a power hungry overlord and an army of mercenaries who have seized power in the city of Sulom. Arrested by soldiers of the kingdom, he learns that the fair and peaceful Queen Mila is no longer in control. In her place are Romilda and the ruthless Warkalla. Although told that she has left her kingdom voluntarily, he suspects foul play. Samson discovers that Mila is being held in the palace dungeon, and that Warkalla is bent on discovering the location of the famed Treasure of Sulom. Forming an alliance with fellow strongmen and former adversaries, Samson challenges Warkalla during a gladiatorial competition, and must battle the king's fiercest men in order to rid Sulom of the murderous despot.

Brad Harris and Alan Steel were mainstays in numerous Italian sword and sandal films of the sixties. Harris teamed up with director Gianfranco Parolini in many of these, as well as the Kommissar X series of spy films. Samson also features French pop singer and composer Serge Gainsbourg in the role of Warkalla.

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Fighting to restore the rightful queen to her throne, Samson battles a tyrant queen and her minions in this dusty battle epic.

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Adventure | Big Battles | Heroes | Mythology

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.9
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Rating 3.0 Move over, Hercules: 2 new strongmen save the kingdom Movie Lover: from California -- September, 5, 2004

Thoroughly enjoyable sword-&-sandal actioner starts off exciting and rarely loses the pace. Touches of humor lighten the mood. We've got some likable leads: Samson the strong man, Millstone the rebel played by Alan "Hercules" Steel, Jamine the maiden, and Mila the rightful queen. Unfortunately the villains aren't on par with the heroes: the usurper queen Romilda is controlled by her accomplice, the warlord Warkalla. Warkalla is a skinny little guy who just isn't convincing as the evil genius who leads a whole tribe of mercenaries.
Near the middle of the film we get a bit bogged down in captures, escapes, and running around, but there are plenty of dungeons, traps, wrestling matches, feats of strength, and reversals of fortune to entertain.
**Sounds like some of the music was reused from cheeseball classic "The Many Loves of Hercules" with Jayne Mansfield.


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  • Sales Rank: 1,321
  • UPC: 089218444592
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