GenreAdventure, History, War Running time1h 26m LanguageItalian
DirectorMarcello Baldi and Francisco Perez-Dolz WriterMarcello Baldi, Tonino Guerra Release date1965 DirectorsMarcello Baldi, Francisco Perez-Dolz GenresDrama, Epic film, World cinema CastRosalba Neri, Ivo Garrani, Fernando Rey, Paolo Gozlino, Maruchi Fresno Similar moviesRosalba Neri movies, The Bible movies, Dramas
Gideon and Samson: Great Leaders of the Bible (or I grandi condottieri) is a 1965 Italian historical film directed by Marcello Baldi and Francisco Pérez-Dolz. Consisting of two segments, the first half tells the story of Gideon, while the second the story of Samson.
Isralites are faulted for worshipping Baal instead of Jehovah. Jehovah is said to have abandoned the Israelites for worshiping false gods instead of Jehovah himself. Gideon chooses an army of 300 (Judges 7:8) to wage war against the Midianites. Gideon delivers Israelites from the hands of Midian raiders. Gideon captures the kings of Midian Zebah and Zalmunna (Judges 8:10). After Gideon's son Jeter shies away from decapitating the two Midianite kings, Gideon slays the kings personally (Judges 8:21).