Son of Samson (1962)
Son of Samson
Color, 87 minutes.
Directed by Carlo Campogalliani
Cast: Mark Forest, Chelo Alonso, Angelo Zanolli, Vira (Vera) Silenti and Frederica Ranchi
Maciste - Samson travels to Egypt, where he leads a revolt against an evil queen.
Mark Forest (bodybuilder Lou Degni) provides the beef in this relatively lavish Egyptian style muscleman movie, whose production design is quite good for a low-budget Italian potboiler. But for those who enjoy the genre, the highlight is the voluptuous Chelo Alonso, whose elegantly stiff performance as the evil empress is supplanted by the delightful belly dance she performs to seduce our lifeless hero midway through the picture. Adolescent kitsch working extraordinarily well as a fetishistic flesh fantasy.
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