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Ursus In The Land Of Fire

1963 directed by Giorgio Simonelli starring Ed Fury, Luciana Gilli, Adriano Micantoni, Claudia Mori,Nando Tamberlani and Guiseppe Addobbati. Hamilan, a cruel and ambitious general,(and all around seedy individual) murders his king and places himself on the throne with the former king's sinister niece as his queen. Ursus to the rescue!


The Sons of Hercules was a television syndication Embassy Pictures television show that aired in the United States in the 1960s. The series repackaged 14 Italy sword-and-sandal films by giving them a standardized theme song for the opening and closing titles, as well as a standard introductory narration attempting to relate the lead character in each film to the Greek demigod Hercules. These films however were not all originally made as "Hercules" films in Italy. Although two of them did originally feature Hercules (and not his sons), four of the films were originally Maciste movies in Italy, two of them were originally Ursus (film character) movies, and the other six were just isolated gladiator or Mythologyological hero movies not released theatrically in the US.

Films in the series

There were 14 films in the Sons of Hercules syndication package. The first title listed for each film was its American television title, followed by the original Italian title in parentheses:
  • Ursus, Son of Hercules (Ursus) 1961, starring Ed Fury (a.k.a. Mighty Ursus in England)
  • Mole Men vs the Son of Hercules (Maciste, the Strongest Man in the World) 1962, starring Mark Forest
  • Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules (Maciste vs the Monsters) 1962, starring Reg Lewis
  • Venus Against the Son of Hercules (Mars, God Of War) 1962, starring Roger Browne
  • Triumph of the Son of Hercules (The Triumph of Maciste) 1962, starring Kirk Morris
  • Ulysses vs the Son of Hercules (Ulysses Against Hercules) 1962, starring Mike Lane
  • Medusa vs the Son of Hercules(Perseus the Invincible) 1962, starring Richard Harrison
  • Son of Hercules in the Land of Fire (Ursus in the Land Of Fire) 1963, starring Ed Fury
  • The Tyrant of Lydia vs the Son of Hercules (Goliath and the Rebel Slave) 1963, starring Gordon Scott
  • Messalina Against the Son of Hercules (The Last Gladiator) 1963, starring Richard Harrison
  • The Beast of Babylon vs the Son of Hercules (Hero Of Babylon) 1963, starring Gordon Scott
  • The Terror of Rome vs the Son of Hercules (Maciste, Gladiator of Sparta) 1964, starring Mark Forest
  • Son of Hercules in the Land of Darkness (a.k.a. Hercules, the Invincible) 1964, starring Dan Vadis (as Argolese/(aka Hercules)
  • The Devil of the Desert vs the Son of Hercules (Anthar the Invincible) 1964, (aka "The Slave Merchants" or "Soraya, Queen of the Desert") starring Kirk Morris, directed by Antonio Margheriti

See also

  • Samson
  • Steve Reeves
  • Sword and Sandal

Category:Film series
Category:Peplum films
Category:Motion picture television series


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