Goliath and the Barbarians

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Goliath and the Barbarians

Movie poster by Reynold Brown
Directed by Carlo Campogalliani
Starring Steve Reeves
Bruce Cabot
Chelo Alonso
Distributed by American International Pictures (USA)
Release date(s) 1959
Country Italy
Language Italian

Il terrore dei barbari (English: Goliath and the Barbarians) is a 1959 peplum movie. It was directed by Carlo Campogalliani. The movie stars Steve Reeves as "Goliath". It is about the Barbarian invasions of Italy in AD 568.

American International Pictures released the movie in the US with new music by Les Baxter. AIP invested $20,000 in the movie to help the producers complete it, and were rewarded when it became a big hit.[1] The movie earned $1.6 million in North America during its initial release.[2]

Story[change | edit source]

Barbarians attack and destroy an Italian village. One man, Emiliano (Reeves) survives. He swears revenge and wages a one man war against the tribes. He is helped by Landa (Chelo Alonso), the daughter of the Barbarian leader. Alboino is played by Bruce Cabot.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996, p. 155
  2. "Rental Potentials of 1960", Variety, 4 January 1961 p 47. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.

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