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The Lion of Thebes

The Lion of Thebes

A Feature film by Giorgio Ferroni

Release in France : 14/07/1965

    Synopsis

    Set in the wake of the destruction of Troy, Lion of Thebes tells of Helen's flight from the vengeance of the Greeks, in the company of her loyal protector Arion (Mark Forest). She falls into the hands of the pharaoh Ramses, who sits on the throne of Thebes and is opposed by the aging pharaoh Menophis. Ramses plans to marry Helen, but he is murdered by his jealous councilor. Arion must save her life when she is accused of the murder and sentenced to death. The plot intricacies intersect with elements of Land of the Pharaohs, with its court intrigue and treachery, but the presence of Forest adds an element of excitement to go with the exoticism of the settings and story, with his taciturn demeanor and always-at-the-ready muscleman heroics. Also interesting is Yvonne Furneaux's portrayal of Helen as a woman who genuinely regrets her beauty and the mistakes to which it has driven men, as well as King Menelaus as a man torn by vengeful passion and greed.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Sirius

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

    Foreign production company :

    Filmes Cinematografica

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (6)

    Foreign Producer :

    Diego Alchimede

    Director of Photography :

    Angelo Lotti

    Music Composer :

    Francesco De Masi

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Adventure

    Production language :

    Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1965

    French release :

    14/07/1965

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    28926

    Visa issue date :

    09/11/1964

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono