By the Gods!

The start of HERCULES (1958)

This is how the movie starts, with Iole's out of control chariot and Hercules (Steve Reeves) trying to stop it with the help of a tree. Unforgettable moment. Now I wonder if that's Steve doing the stunt or someone else. The body looks like Steve's but it could be Giovanni Cianfriglia. With the recent passing of Gabriele Antonini, who played Ulysses, almost no one from the film is alive today, it's going to be difficult to figure who was doing what in these old films. Pretty sad when you think about it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I say it is Giovanni Cianfriglia because the person in the chariot is a stuntman. Cianfriglia done most of Reeves stunt work. Wayne W.

Anonymous said...

calves seem too small to be reeves