Sword-and-sandal - Other (non-series) Italian Pepla

Other (non-series) Italian Pepla

There were many 1960's Italian pepla that did not feature a major superhero (such as Hercules, Maciste or Samson), and as such they fall into a sort of miscellaneous category. Many were of the Cappa e spada (swashbuckler) variety, though they often feature well-known characters such as Ali Baba, Julius Caesar, Ulysses, Cleopatra, The Three Musketeers, Theseus, Perseus, Achilles, Robin Hood, Sandokan, El Cid, etc. (Titles listed here are the U.S. theatrical or television release titles.)

  • Adventurer of Tortuga, The (1964) starring Guy Madison
  • Adventures of Mandrin, The (1960) a.k.a. Captain Adventure
  • Adventures of Scaramouche, The (1963) a.k.a. The Mask of Scaramouche, Gianna Maria Canale
  • Alexander The Great (1956) U.S. film with music score by Mario Nascimbene
  • Ali Baba and the Sacred Crown (1962) a.k.a. The Seven Tasks of Ali Baba, starring Richard Lloyd
  • Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens (1963) a.k.a. Sinbad Vs. The Seven Saracens, starring Gordon Mitchell
  • Alone Against Rome (1962) a.k.a. Vengeance of the Gladiators
  • Amazons of Rome (1961) a.k.a. Virgins of Rome, The
  • Anthar, The Invincible (1964) a.k.a. Devil of the Desert vs the Son of Hercules, starring Kirk Morris, directed by Antonio Margheriti
  • Atlas (1961) a.k.a. Atlas, the Winner of Athena, directed in Greece by Roger Corman
  • Attack of the Moors (1959) a.k.a. The Kings of France
  • Attack of the Normans (1962) a.k.a. The Normans, Cameron Mitchell
  • Attila (1954) directed by Pietro Francisci, Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren
  • Avenger of the Seven Seas (1961) a.k.a. Executioner of the Seas, The, Richard Harrison
  • Avenger of Venice, The (1963) directed by Riccardo Freda, starring Brett Halsey
  • Bacchantes, The (1961)
  • Balboa, Conquistador of the Pacific (1964) Frank Latimore
  • Barabbas (1961) Dino deLaurentiis, Anthony Quinn, filmed in Italy
  • Behind the Mask of Zorro (1966) a.k.a. The Oath of Zorro, Tony Russel
  • Bible, The (1966) (a.k.a. La Bibbia), Dino de Laurentiis, Ennio Morricone music, filmed in Italy
  • Black Archer, The (1959)
  • Black Devil, The (1957) Gerard Landry
  • Black Duke, The (1963) Cameron Mitchell
  • Black Lancers, The (1962) a.k.a. Charge of the Black Lancers, Mel Ferrer
  • Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1964) a.k.a. Battle of the Valiant, Gordon Mitchell
  • Burning of Rome, The (1963) a.k.a. The Magnificent Adventurer, Brett Halsey
  • Caesar Against the Pirates (1962) Gordon Mitchell
  • Caesar, the Conquerer (1963) Cameron Mitchell, Rik Battaglia
  • Cantabrians, The (Los Cantabros) (1981) directed by Paul Naschy, Spanish production
  • Captain Falcon (1958) Lex Barker
  • Captain from Toledo, The (1966)
  • Captain of Iron, The (1961) a.k.a. Revenge of the Mercenaries, Barbara Steele
  • Captain Phantom (1953)
  • Captains of Adventure (1961) starring Paul Muller, Gerard Landry
  • Caribbean Hawk, The (1963) Yvonne Monlaur
  • Carthage in Flames (1960)
  • Castillian, The (1963) Cesare Romero
  • Catherine of Russia (1963) directed by Umberto Lenzi
  • Cavalier In the Devil's Castle (1959)
  • Centurion, The (1962) a.k.a. The Conqueror of Corinth
  • Challenge of the Gladiator (1965) Peter Lupus
  • Cleopatra's Daughter (1960) a.k.a. The Tomb of the Kings, Debra Paget
  • Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960), Ed Fury and Rod Taylor
  • Colossus of Rhodes, The (1960) directed By Sergio Leone
  • Conqueror of Atlantis (1965) a.k.a. The Kingdom in the Sand, Kirk Morris (U.S. dubbed version calls the hero "Hercules")
  • Conqueror of Maracaibo, The (1961)
  • Conqueror of the Orient (1961) starring Rik Battaglia
  • Constantine and the Cross (1960) a.k.a. Constantine the Great, starring Cornel Wilde
  • Coriolanus: Hero without a Country (1963) Gordon Scott
  • Cossacks, The (1959) Edmund Purdom
  • Count of Monte Cristo, The (1962) Louis Jourdan
  • Damon and Pythias (1962) a.k.a. The Tyrant of Syracuse, Guy Williams
  • David and Goliath (1960) Orson Welles
  • Defeat of Hannibal, The (1937) a.k.a. Scipione l'Africano
  • Defeat of the Barbarians (1962) a.k.a. King Manfred
  • Desert Desperadoes (1956) Akim Tamiroff
  • Desert Warrior (1957) a.k.a. The Desert Lovers, Ricardo Montalban
  • Devil Made a Woman, The (1959) a.k.a. A Girl Against Napoleon
  • Devil's Cavaliers, The (1959)
  • Dragon's Blood, The (1959) based on the legend of Siegfried
  • Duel of Champions (1961) a.k.a. Horatio and Curiazi, Alan Ladd
  • El Cid (1961) Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, U.S./ Italian film shot in Italy
  • Erik the Conqueror (1961) a.k.a. Gli Invasori/ The Invaders, directed by Mario Bava, starring Cameron Mitchell
  • Esther and the King (1961) Joan Collins, Richard Egan
  • Executioner of Venice, The (1963) Lex Barker, Guy Madison
  • Fabiola (1948) a.k.a. The Fighting Gladiator
  • Falcon of the Desert (1965) a.k.a. The Magnificent Challenge, starring Kirk Morris
  • Fall of Rome, The (1961) directed by Antonio Margheriti
  • Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) US production filmed in Spain, Sophia Loren
  • Fighting Musketeers, The (1961)
  • Fire Over Rome (1963)
  • Fury of Achilles, The (1962) Gordon Mitchell
  • Fury of the Pagans (1960) a.k.a. Fury of the Barbarians
  • Giant of Metropolis, The (1962) Gordon Mitchell (this peplum had a science fiction theme instead of fantasy)
  • Giant of the Evil Island (1965) a.k.a. Mystery of the Cursed Island, Peter Lupus
  • Giants of Rome (1963) directed by Antonio Margheriti, starring Richard Harrison
  • Giants of Thessaly (1960) directed by Riccardo Freda
  • Gladiator of Rome (1962) a.k.a. Battle of the Gladiators, Gordon Scott
  • Gladiators Seven (1962) a.k.a. The Seven Gladiators, Richard Harrison
  • Golden Arrow, The (1962) directed by Antonio Margheriti
  • Gold for the Caesars (1963) Jeffrey Hunter
  • Golgotha (1935) a.k.a. Behold The Man (made in France)
  • Great Leaders of the Bible (1965) a.k.a. I grandi condottieri, aka Gideon and Samson, starred Rosalba Neri
  • Guns of the Black Witch (1961) a.k.a. Terror of the Seas, Don Megowan
  • Hannibal (1959) Victor Mature
  • Hawk of the Caribbean (1963) a.k.a. The Caribbean Hawk
  • Head of a Tyrant, The (1959) a.k.a. Judith and Holophernes
  • Helen of Troy (1956) starring Jacques Sernas
  • Hero of Babylon (1963) a.k.a. The Beast of Babylon Vs. the Son of Hercules, Gordon Scott
  • Hero of Rome (1964) a.k.a. The Colossus of Rome, Gordon Scott
  • Herod, the Great (1958)
  • Huns, The (1960) a.k.a. Queen of the Tartars
  • Invasion 1700 (1962) a.k.a. With Iron and Fire, a.k.a. With Fire and Sword, a.k.a. Daggers of Blood
  • Invincible Gladiator, The (1961) Richard Harrison
  • Invincible Swordsman, The (1963)
  • Jacob, The Man Who Fought With God (1963)
  • Kindar, the Invulnerable (1965) Mark Forest
  • King of the Vikings (1964)
  • Knight of a Hundred Faces, The (1960) a.k.a. The Silver Knight, a.k.a. Knight of a Thousand Faces, The, starring Lex Barker
  • Knights of Terror (1963) a.k.a. The Riders of Terror, Tony Russel
  • Knight Without a Country (1959) a.k.a. The Faceless Rider
  • Knives of the Avenger (1967) a.k.a. Viking Massacre, directed by Mario Bava
  • Last Gladiator, The (1963) a.k.a. Messalina Against the Son of Hercules
  • Last of the Vikings (1961) starring Cameron Mitchell, Broderick Crawford
  • Legions of the Nile (1959) a.k.a. The Legions of Cleopatra
  • Lion of St. Mark, The (1964) Gordon Scott
  • Lion of Thebes, The (1964) a.k.a. Helen of Troy, Mark Forest
  • Loves of Salammbo, The (1959) a.k.a. Salambo
  • Magnificent Gladiator, The (1962) Mark Forest
  • Marco Polo (1961) Rory Calhoun
  • Marco the Magnificent (1965) Anthony Quinn, Orson Welles
  • Mars, God of War (1962) a.k.a. Venus Against the Son of Hercules
  • Marshal From Hell, The (El Mariscal del Infierno) 1974 (a.k.a. The Devil's Possessed), starring Paul Naschy
  • Masked Conqueror, The (1962)
  • Masked Man Against the Pirates, The (1965)
  • Mask of the Musketeers (1963) a.k.a. Zorro and the Three Musketeers, starring Gordon Scott
  • Massacre in the Black Forest (1967) Cameron Mitchell
  • Messalina (1960) Belinda Lee
  • Michael Strogoff (1956) a.k.a. Revolt of the Tartars
  • Mighty Crusaders, The (1957) a.k.a. Jerusalem Set Free, Gianna Maria Canale
  • Minotaur, The (1961) a.k.a. Theseus Against the Minotaur, a.k.a. The Warlord of Crete
  • Mongols, The (1961) directed by Riccardo Freda, starring Jack Palance
  • Musketeers of the Sea (1960)
  • My Son, The Hero (1961) a.k.a. Arrivano i Titani, a.k.a. The Titans
  • Mysterious Swordsman, The (1962) Gerard Landry
  • Nero and the Burning of Rome (1955) a.k.a. Nero and Messalina
  • Night of the Great Attack (1961) a.k.a. Revenge of the Borgias
  • Night They Killed Rasputin, The (1960) a.k.a. The Last Czar
  • Nights of Lucretia Borgia, The (1959)
  • Odyssey, The (1968) Cyclops segment directed by Mario Bava; Samson Burke played the Cyclops
  • Old Testament, The (1962) Brad Harris
  • Perseus the Invincible (1962) a.k.a. Medusa Vs. the Son of Hercules
  • Pharoah's Woman, The (1960)
  • Pia of Ptolomey (1962)
  • Pirate and the Slave Girl, The (1959) a.k.a. Scimitar of the Saracen, Lex Barker
  • Pirate of the Black Hawk, The (1958) Gerard Landry
  • Pirate of the Half Moon (1957)
  • Pirates of the Coast (1960) Lex Barker
  • Pontius Pilate (1962) Basil Rathbone
  • Prince With the Red Mask, The (1955) a.k.a. The Red Eagle
  • Prisoner of the Iron Mask, The (1961) a.k.a. The Revenge of the Iron Mask
  • Queen for Caesar, A (1962) Gordon Scott
  • Queen of Sheba (1953) directed by Pietro Francisci
  • Queen of the Amazons (1960) a.k.a. Colossus and the Amazon Queen
  • Queen of the Nile (1961) a.k.a. Nefertiti, Vincent Price
  • Queen of the Pirates (1961) a.k.a. The Venus of the Pirates, Gianna Maria Canale
  • Queen of the Seas (1961) directed by Umberto Lenzi
  • Quo Vadis (1950) filmed in Italy, Sergio Leone asst. dir.
  • Rage of the Buccaneers (1961) a.k.a. Gordon, The Black Pirate, starring Vincent Price
  • Rape of the Sabine Women, The (1961) a.k.a. Romulus and the Sabines, Roger Moore
  • Red Cloak, The (1955) Bruce Cabot
  • Red Sheik, The (1962)
  • Revak the Rebel (1960) a.k.a. The Barbarians, Jack Palance
  • Revenge of Black Eagle, The (1964) Gianna Maria Canale
  • Revenge of Ivanhoe, The (1965) Rik Battaglia
  • Revenge of Spartacus, The (1965) a.k.a. Revenge of the Gladiators, Roger Browne
  • Revenge of the Barbarians (1960)
  • Revenge of the Black Eagle (1951) directed by Riccardo Freda
  • Revenge of the Conquered (1961) a.k.a. Drakut the Avenger
  • Revenge of the Gladiators (1961) starring Mickey Hargitay
  • Revenge of the Musketeers (1963) a.k.a. Dartagnan vs the Three Musketeers, starring Fernando Lamas
  • Revolt of the Barbarians(1964) directed by Guido Malatesta
  • Revolt of the Mercenaries (1961)
  • Revolt of the Praetorians (1965) a.k.a. The Invincible Warriors, starring Richard Harrison
  • Revolt of the Seven (1964) a.k.a. The Spartan Gladiator, starring Helga Line
  • Revolt of the Slaves (1961) Rhonda Fleming
  • Robin Hood and the Pirates (1960) Lex Barker
  • Roland, the Mighty (1956) a.k.a. Orlando, directed by Pietro Francisci
  • Rome Against Rome (1963) a.k.a. War of the Zombies
  • Rome 1585 (1961) a.k.a. The Mercenaries, Debra Paget
  • Rover, The (1967) a.k.a. The Adventurer, starring Anthony Quinn
  • Sack of Rome, The (1953) a.k.a. The Barbarians, a.k.a. The Pagans
  • Sandokan Fights Back (1964) a.k.a. Sandokan To the Rescue, a.k.a. The Revenge of Sandokan
  • Sandokan Vs The Leopard of Sarawak (1964) a.k.a. Throne of Vengeance
  • Saracens, The (1965) a.k.a. The Devil's Pirate, a.k.a. The Flag of Death, starring Richard Harrison
  • Saul and David (1964)
  • Scheherazade (1963) starring Anna Karina
  • Sea Pirate, The (1966) a.k.a. Thunder Over the Indian Ocean, a.k.a. Surcouf, Hero of the Seven Seas
  • Secret Mark of D'artagnan, The (1962)
  • Secret Seven, The (1965) a.k.a. The Invincible Seven
  • Seven From Thebes (1964)
  • Seven Rebel Gladiators (1965) a.k.a. Seven Against All, starring Roger Browne
  • Seven Revenges, The (1961) a.k.a. The Seven Challenges, a.k.a. Ivan the Conqueror, starring Ed Fury
  • Seven Seas to Calais (1961) a.k.a. Sir Francis Drake, King of the Seven Seas, Rod Taylor
  • Seven Slaves Against the World (1965) a.k.a. Seven Slaves Against Rome, starring Roger Browne and Gordon Mitchell
  • Seven Tasks of Ali Baba, The (1962) a.k.a. Ali Baba and the Sacred Crown
  • Seventh Sword, The (1960) a.k.a. Seven Swords for the King, Brett Halsey
  • 79 A.D., the Destruction of Herculaneum (1962) Brad Harris
  • Shadow of Zorro, The (1962)
  • Siege of Syracuse, The (1962) Tina Louise
  • Sign of Rome, The (1959) a.k.a. Sign of the Gladiator, Anita Ekberg
  • Sinbad vs the Seven Saracens (1962) Gordon Mitchell
  • Sins of Rome (1952) a.k.a. Spartacus, directed by Riccardo Freda
  • Slave Girls of Sheba (1963) starring Linda Cristal
  • Slave of Rome (1960) starring Guy Madison
  • Slave Queen of Babylon (1962) Yvonne Furneaux
  • Slaves of Carthage (1956) Gianna Maria Canale, released in U.S.A. as The Sword and the Cross (not to be confused with the 1958 film The Sword and the Cross)
  • Sodom and Gomorrah (1962) Rosanna Podesta, U.S./Italian film shot in Italy, co-directed by Sergio Leone
  • Son of Black Eagle (1968)
  • Son of Captain Blood (1962)
  • Son of Cleopatra, The (1965) Mark Damon
  • Son of El Cid, The (1965) Mark Damon
  • Son of the Red Corsair (1959) a.k.a. Son of the Red Pirate, Lex Barker
  • Son of the Sheik (1961) a.k.a. Kerim, Son of the Sheik, starring Gordon Scott
  • Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964) a.k.a. Ten Invincible Gladiators, Dan Vadis
  • Spartan Gladiator, The (1965) Tony Russel
  • Story of Joseph and his Brethren, The (1960)
  • Suleiman the Conqueror (1961)
  • Sword and the Cross, The (1958) a.k.a. Mary Magdalene, Yvonne DeCarlo, Terence Hill
  • Sword of Damascus, The (1964) a.k.a. The Thief of Damascus
  • Sword of El Cid, The (1962) a.k.a. The Daughters of El Cid
  • Sword of the Conqueror (1961) a.k.a. Rosamund and Alboino, Jack Palance
  • Sword of the Empire (1964)
  • The Sword of the Rebellion (1964) a.k.a. The Rebel of Castelmonte
  • Sword of Zorro, The (1963)
  • Swordsman of Siena, The (1961) a.k.a. The Mercenary
  • Sword Without A Country (1960) a.k.a. Sword Without a Flag
  • Taras Bulba, The Cossack (1963) a.k.a. Plains of Battle
  • Tartars, The (1961) Victore Mature
  • Taur, the Mighty (1963) a.k.a. Tor the Warrior, a.k.a. Taur, the King of Brute Force, starring Joe Robinson
  • Temple of the White Elephant (1965) a.k.a. Sandok, the Giant of the Jungle, a.k.a. Sandok, the Maciste of the Jungle (not a Maciste film however, in spite of the alternate title)
  • Ten Gladiators, The (1963) Dan Vadis
  • Terror of the Black Mask (1963) a.k.a. The Invincible Masked Rider
  • Terror of the Red Mask (1960) Lex Barker
  • Terror of the Steppes (1964) a.k.a. The Mighty Khan, Kirk Morris
  • Tharus, Son of Attila (1962) a.k.a. Colossus and the Huns, Ricardo Montalban
  • Theodora, Slave Empress (1954) directed by Riccardo Freda
  • Thor and the Amazon Women (1963) Joe Robinson
  • Three Hundred Spartans, The (1963) Richard Egan, U.S. film filmed in Greece using Italian screenwriters
  • Three Stooges Meet Hercules, The (1962) American-made peplum satire starring Samson Burke as Hercules
  • Three Swords for Rome (1965) Roger Browne
  • Three Swords of Zorro, The (1963)
  • Tiger of the Seven Seas (1963)
  • Treasure of the Petrified Forest, The (1965) Gordon Mitchell
  • Triumph of Robin Hood (1962) starring Samson Burke
  • Triumph of the Ten Gladiators (1965) Dan Vadis
  • Two Gladiators, The (1964) a.k.a. Fight or Die, starring Richard Harrison
  • Tyrant of Castile, The (1964) Mark Damon
  • Ulysses (1954) Dino De Laurentiis, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn
  • Vulcan, Son of Jupiter (1960) Gordon Mitchell
  • War Goddess, The (1973) a.k.a. The Bare-Breasted Warriors, directed by Terence Young
  • War Gods of Babylon (1962) a.k.a. The Seventh Thunderbolt, a.k.a. The Seven Glories of Assur
  • Warrior and the Slave Girl, The (1958) a.k.a. The Revolt of the Gladiators, Gianna Maria Canale
  • Warrior Empress, The (1960) a.k.a. Sappho, Venus of Lesbos, Kerwin Matthews, Tina Louise
  • White Slave Ship (1961) a.k.a. The Mutiny
  • Wonders of Aladdin, The (1961) Donald O'Connor
  • Zorikan the Barbarian (1964) Dan Vadis
  • Zorro in the Court of Spain (1962) a.k.a. The Masked Conqueror

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