The Giant of Marathon

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Philippides (Reeves), victor of the 490 BC Olympics, is proclaimed leader of the Athenian Sacred Guard and in due course defeats Darius the Persian at the Battle of Marathon. A well-plotted (in a bare-bones sort of way) and quite sprightly tale of double dealing, photographed by Mario Bava (who a year later launched his career as a cult horror director), with Fantoni as the heartless woman-killer Theocritus, and Rocca as the matronly sacrificial love interest. Pretty ordinary (not to say ludicrous), but some inventive and brutal underwater sequences.

Release details

Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Screenwriter: Ennio De Concini, Augusto Frassinetti, Bruno Vailati
Cast: Steve Reeves
Mylène Demongeot
Daniela Rocca
Daniele Varga
Sergio Fantoni
Alberto Lupo
Gianni Loti
Ivo Garrani
Philippe Hersent
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