Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Sword-and-Sandal  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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This one was also released as Beast of Babylon Against the Son of Hercules. Closer to the truth is the original title: Goliath, King of the Slaves. Ex-Tarzan Gordon Scott plays Goliath, not Hercules (though the film was part of the Sons of Hercules TV package). Ancient Babylonian emperor Balthasar, who was the "good guy" in D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, is here described as the Tyrant of Babylon. He lives up to his title by sacrificing selected citizens of Assyria to the goddess Istar. Scott, the rightful heir to Babylonian throne, is consigned to a life of slavery, but by film's end he does a "Spartacus" and saves everybody.

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bad-guy, damsel-in-distress, good-guy, kidnapping, queen [royalty], rescue, slavery, Superhero