Hercules in the Valley of Woe

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Hercules in the Valley of Woe
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Directed by Mario Mattoli
Written by Marcello Marchesi
Vittorio Metz
Starring Kirk Morris
Franco Franchi
Ciccio Ingrassia
Music by Gianni Ferrio
Release date
  • 1961 (1961)
Running time
82 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Hercules in the Valley of Woe (Italian: Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai, also known as Maciste Against Hercules in the Valley of Woe) is a 1961 Italian Franco & Ciccio comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Kirk Morris as Maciste and Frank Gordon as Hercules.[1]


In Milan, a major theater entrepreneur's going to put on a show period piece set in the era of mythological Greece. However, by a lucky accident, the company of actors and the entrepreneur himself are catapulted back in time just at the time of invincible warriors and heroes of Homer and Hesiod. Now we learn that the king Eurystheus need to drive to Hercules, the invincible hero, able to defeat his arch enemy Maciste, who wants to kidnap his girlfriend Deianira.



  1. ^ "New York Times: Hercules in the Valley of Woe". NY Times. Retrieved 2 August 2008. 

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