Giant Of Marathon

Giant Of Marathon

Director: Jacques Tourneur Cast: Steve Reeves, Mylène Demongeot, Daniela Rocca

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Overview

Rather than telling a dramatized version of the exploits of the Greek runner Phidippides (or Philippides, as used here), this standard Italian costume drama has the great athlete almost single-handedly defeating the Persians. Set in 490 B.C. when the Persian armies were ready to finish conquering Greece and head into Europe, Phidippides (Steve Reeves, who else?) rallies the Athenians and they fight a series of spectacular, massive battles. In reality, Phidippides had run 140 miles to Sparta and back to ask for their help before any battles began. The Persians had already landed on the plains of Marathon, 26 miles from Athens but thanks to Phidippides forewarning, they were defeated by advancing Athenian forces. Phidippides' final run from Marathon back to Athens to warn them about a second attack by the Persian forces is not depicted in this drama -- that last run on top of the futile, 280-mile round trip to Sparta, cost him his life.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2015
UPC: 0644827178728
Original Release: 1959
Source: Reel Vault
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Reeves Philippides
Mylène Demongeot Andromeda
Daniela Rocca Karis
Ivo Garrani Creuso
Philippe Hersent Callimaco
Sergio Fantoni Teocrito
Alberto Lupo Milziade
Miranda Campa Un'Ancella

Technical Credits
Jacques Tourneur Director
Mario Bava Cinematographer
Marisa Crimi Costumes/Costume Designer
Ennio de Concini Screenwriter
George Djurkovic Art Director
Augusto Frassinetti Screenwriter
Roberto Nicolosi Score Composer
Pier Luigi Pizzi Costumes/Costume Designer
de Marcello Prato Art Director
Mario Serandrei Editor
Massimo Tavazzi Set Decoration/Design
Bruno Vailati Producer,Screenwriter

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