WriterMarcello Marchesi, Vittorio Metz Release date1961 (1961) ScreenplayMarcello Marchesi, Vittorio Metz CastKirk Morris (Maciste), Frank Gordon (Hercules), Bice Valori, Raimondo Vianello (Rusteghin), Mario Carotenuto (Comendatore), Liana Orfei (Dejanira) Similar moviesSheba and the Gladiator, The Last Gladiator, Hercules, Prisoner of Evil, The Last Days of Pompeii, Il ritorno del gladiatore più forte del mondo, In the shadow of the eagles
Hercules in the Valley of Woe (Italian: Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai, also known as Maciste Against Hercules in the Valley of Woe) is a 1961 Italian Franco and Ciccio comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Kirk Morris as Maciste and Frank Gordon as Hercules.
In Milan, a major theater entrepreneur's going to put on a show period piece set in the era of mythological Greece. However, by a lucky accident, the company of actors and the entrepreneur himself are catapulted back in time just at the time of invincible warriors and heroes of Homer and Hesiod. Now we learn that the king Eurystheus need to drive to Hercules, the invincible hero, able to defeat his arch enemy Maciste, who wants to kidnap his girlfriend Deianira.