The Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules


The daughter of a well-off man is sold into slavery, only to be later rescued by the film's hero. This film was originally a European (primarily Italian) film called "Anthar l'invincibile" which was later dubbed into English. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. More information on the film series is also available from the Wikipedia article here.

Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules (also known as Anthar l'invincibile and Soraya Reina Del Desierto) is a 1964 Italian/French/Spanish international co-production filmed in Algeria and directed by Antonio Margheriti.

Plot summary

An evil and ambitious usurper named Ganor seizes a kingdom by assassinating the Sultan and imprisoning his son Prince Daikor and daughter Princess Soraya to prevent revolt. Princess Soraya is defiant and escapes by leaping out the palace window into a river. She is discovered by a pair of peasants Anthar and the mute Aimu who become her protectors, and later rescuers and avengers against Ganor.
The film concludes in a showdown in a hall of mirrors.


  • Kirk Morris ... Anthar
  • Michèle Girardon ... Princess Soraya
  • Renato Baldini ... Kamal
  • Mario Feliciani ... Ganor
  • José Jaspe ... Akrim
  • Manuel Gallardo ... Prince Daikor
  • Nadine Verdier ... Slave Girl
  • Aldo Cecconi ... Abdul
  • Malika Kamal... Slave Girl
  • Roberto Dell'Acqua ... Aimu
  • Howard Ross (actor) ... Hasien
  • Pietro Tordi ... Slave Bidder
  • Ugo Sasso ... Murad
  • Giacomo Furia ... Salene
  • Laura Nucci... Adonna
  • Tanya Lopert ... Slave Girl
  • Fedele Gentile ... Slave Bidder
  • Serena Michelotti ... Slave Girl
  • Nadia Brivio ... Slave Girl

Category:1964 films
Category:Italian films
Category:1960s adventure films
Category:Fantasy adventure films
Category:Italian-language films
Category:Films directed by Antonio Margheriti
Category:Peplum films
Category:Films shot in Algeria

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