Atlas Against the Cyclops (1960)

Genres - Adventure, Epic, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Sword-and-Sandal  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Well, it really isn't Atlas, but another legendary muscle man, Maciste. And the title of this Italian sword-and-sandal escapade wasn't really Atlas Against the Cyclops but Maciste Nella Terra Dei Ciclopi. But in America, "Atlas" was a known commodity, but who knew from Maciste. Gordon Mitchell stars as Atlas, or Maciste, or whatever, who this time around is battling an evil queen. The muscle-bound hero is required to rescue a royal infant while fending off such nuisance as the titular one-eyed brute. This film also travelled under the title Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops (stands to reason: if you were stuck in the land of the cyclops, you'd certainly need an atlas).



bad-guy, battle [war], cat, dog, giant, good-guy, monster, oppression, rescue, slavery, son, Superhero, swashbuckler, toddlers, violence