GenreAction, Adventure, Drama Running time1h 30m LanguageEnglish
Release date1963 WriterGabriele DAnnunzio (character Maciste), Umberto Lenzi, Guido Malatesta, Johnston McCulley (character El Zorro) Music directorAngelo Francesco Lavagnino, Les Baxter ScreenplayUmberto Lenzi, Guido Malatesta CastPierre Brice (Zorro / Ramon), Sergio Ciani (Samson / Maciste (as Alan Steel)), Moira Orfei (Malva), Maria Grazia Spina (Isabella de Alazon) Similar moviesSamson and Delilah, Son of Samson, Samson and Delilah, Lo que le pasó a Sansón
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Samson and the Slave Queen (Italian: Zorro contro Maciste) is a 1963 Italian (peplum) directed by Umberto Lenzi. It was originally made as a Zorro film in Italy, in which Zorro meets the fabled Maciste.
Alan Steel as Maciste (Samson in the U.S. version)
Pierre Brice as Zorro (Ramon in the U.S. version)
Moira Orfei as Malva
Maria Grazia Spina as Isabella
Andrea Aureli as Rabek
Andrea Scotti as Pedro
Aldo Bufi Landi as Deikor
Ignazio Balsamo as Joaquim
Attilio Dottesio as General Saveria
Loris Gizzi as Don Alvarez
Nello Pazzafini as Rabek's Henchman
Samson and the Slave Queens was released in Italy on 23 August 1963. It was released in the United States on December 13, 1963. It opened in New York on 4 March 1964.
The Italian versions music is composed by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino while the American version of the film has a score by Les Baxter.
In a contemporary review, Howard Thompson of The New York Times reviewed the film under the title of Samson and the Slave Queen, describing the film as an "old-fashioned, prettily colored and costumed and pleasingly mounted dud". Thompson noted that there was no slave queen promised by the American title of the film.