Goliath and the Sins of Babylon

Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (Italian: Maciste l'eroe più grande del mondo) is a 1963 peplum film directed by Michele Lupo.[1] The film was released in the US by American International Pictures as a double feature with Samson and the Slave Queen.

Goliath and the Sins of Babylon
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Directed byMichele Lupo
Written byLionello De Felice
Roberto Gianviti
StarringMark Forest
CinematographyMario Sbrenna
Music byFrancesco De Masi
Les Baxter (US)
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures (US)
Release date
  • December 25, 1963 (1963-12-25)
Running time
80 minutes (US version)


Maciste (Goliath in the American release) is in Nefir, a vassal state of the Babylonian empire. He becomes involved in local politics when as part of their tribute to Babylon, Nefir must provide thirty virgin girls each year. When one escapes her captor Maciste vanquishes a large group of soldiers. He comes to the attention of the local resistance who conceal their military training to overthrow the regime by acting as gladiators. Maciste joins the Resistance along with a dwarf giving them a strength of 'forty-two and a half'. The film features a sea battle and a large scale chariot race.



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