Friday, February 8, 2019

By the Gods!

Alan Steel in SAMSON (1961)

Alan Steel didn't play Samson. Brad Harris played the titular role. Alan, who's real name was Sergio Ciani, played a supporting role which had different names depending of which version you watch. In the original Italian version, the character is called Macigno. In the French version, he became Hercules with the official title being SAMSON CONTRE HERCULE. In the English version he's named as Millstone (but also Hercules indirectly). In the German version, Samson (played by Brad Harris) is renamed Hercules and Steel's role is Macigno. So confusing. Brad was okay in the lead role but Alan stole the show whenever he was on-screen. He was PEPLUM perfection in this!

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