Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas

Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas (Italian: Sansone e il tesoro degli Incas) is a 1964 film written and directed by Piero Pierotti and starring Alan Steel. Originally conceived as a peplum film, given the contemporary success of A Fistful of Dollars, it was turned into a western film during the shootings, resulting in a bizarre crossover between the two genres.[2][3]

Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas
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Directed byPiero Pierotti
Produced byFortunato Misiano
Screenplay by
  • Arpad DeRiso
  • Piero Pierotti[1]
Music byAngelo Francesco Lavagnino[1]
CinematographyAugusto Tiezzi[1]
  • Romana Film
  • Ilysse Productions[1]
Release date
  • 15 October 1964 (1964-10-15)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • France[1]




Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas was released on 15 October 1964.[1] In Italy, the film had a 110-minute running time while in the United States it was edited to 90 minutes.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 88.
  2. ^ Marco Giusti (2007). Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 978-88-04-57277-0.
  3. ^ Laura Morandini; Luisa Morandini; Morando Morandini. Il Morandini 2011. Dizionario dei film. Zanichelli, 2010. ISBN 8808227227.


  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 978-1476662916.

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