The Beast of Babylon Against the Son of Hercules
The Beast of Babylon Against the Son of Hercules (Italian: L'eroe di Babilonia, French: Héros de Babylone, also known as Heroes of Babylon, Hero of Babylon and Goliath, King of Slaves) is a 1963 Italian-French peplum film written and directed by Siro Marcellini and starring Gordon Scott.
|The Beast of Babylon Against the Son of Hercules|
|Directed by||Siro Marcellini|
|Written by||Gian Paolo Callegari |
|Produced by||Albino Morandini|
|Cinematography||Pier Ludovico Pavoni|
|Music by||Carlo Franci|
When the high-born Nippur returns to Babylon following a long stay in Persia, he rescues slave-girl Tamira from the soldiers of the evil usurper, Balthazar. Nippur then pays a courtesy visit to Balthazar's court where he meets the high-priestess Ura who has ambitions to become queen and who casts a lustful eye on this new visitor.
Later, shocked by the cruelty of Balthazar's reign and influenced by a group of rebels, Nippur interrupts a fiery sacrifice of virgins. Forced to flee Babylon, Nippur -- wounded by an arrow in the back -- is restored to health by the forces of the Persian king, Cyrus, who are marching toward Babylon. Nippur slips back into Babylon where he is captured and chained to a wall inside a dungeon.
Using his great strength, Nippur breaks free, rescues Tamira before she can be sacrificed, and engages Balthazar in a sword fight to-the-death. The Persian army now arrives and Cyrus, before returning home, sees to it that Nippur sits on the throne of Babylon with the faithful Tamira by his side.