Hercules and the Captive Women

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Hercules and The Captive Women (Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide) (1961, Italy/France) is a Sword and Sandal film directed by Vittorio Cottafavi.


Main Details

  • Released on August 19, 1961
  • Color
  • Running time: 101 minutes (Italy) | 94 minutes (USA) | 98 minutes ( France)
  • Production Co.: Comptoir Français du Film Production (CFFP) | SpA Cinematografica
  • Directed by Vittorio Cottafavi
  • Written by Vittorio Cottafavi, Sandro Continenza, Duccio Tessari, Pierre Benoit and Nicolò Ferrari (as Archibald Zounds, Jr.)
  • Starring: Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni, Luciano Marin, Mimmo Palmara, Raf Baldassarre
  • Editor: Maurizio Lucidi

Plot Summary

  • Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.


  • Half Woman! Half Stone! THE WEIRDEST! THE WILDEST! Half Woman! Half Stone!
  • The Might! The Muscle! The Splendour!
  • Heroic Hercules battles the seductive powers of the wicked Queen of Atlantis!
  • What Weird Sadistic Ritual Was The Secret of These Women?
  • Half Woman! Half Stone!

Also known as

  • Hercules Conquers Atlantis (original 1961 title)
  • Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide
  • Herkules erobert Atlantis
  • Hercules and the Haunted Women
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