Hercules in the Valley of Woe

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  • 1961
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.2  (97)

Hercules in the Valley of Woe is a classic adventure film from the early 1960s, following the legendary muscle-bound hero as he embarks on a journey to rescue a beautiful princess from a treacherous sorcerer. Starring Kirk Morris in the titular role, the movie begins with Hercules receiving a plea for help from a neighboring kingdom. The daughter of the king has been kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Lico (played by Frank Gordon) and the kingdom is in need of a hero to save her. Hercules, always eager to help others, sets out on his journey immediately, accompanied by his trusty companion Androcles (played by Enzo Fiermonte).

As the pair venture through treacherous terrain and battle wild beasts, they encounter a group of women who are being held captive by bandits. Hercules is able to free them, earning their gratitude and the promise of assistance if he ever needs it.

Soon after, Hercules and Androcles stumble upon the Valley of Woe, a treacherous land filled with perilous traps and deadly creatures. Here, they encounter Lico's henchmen and engage in a fierce battle. Despite being outnumbered, Hercules is able to defeat the men and approaches the entrance to Lico's stronghold.

Using his immense strength to overcome various obstacles and challenges, Hercules finally reaches Lico's lair, where he must navigate a maze-like series of traps and puzzles to reach the princess. Along the way, he is attacked by a giant spider and must fight off a horde of Lico's minions.

Once he reaches the princess, they must navigate their way out of the stronghold while being pursued by Lico and his minions. In a thrilling climax, Hercules faces off against Lico in a final battle to the death, with the fate of the princess and the kingdom hanging in the balance.

Although the plot may seem simple, it is the performances and the action that make Hercules in the Valley of Woe a classic of the genre. Kirk Morris embodies the role of the heroic Hercules, displaying both brawn and intelligence as he navigates the various challenges thrown his way. Frank Gordon is an imposing presence as the villainous Lico, with his sneering contempt for Hercules only making their eventual showdown all the more satisfying.

The action scenes are well choreographed and exciting, with Hercules dispatching enemies with ease and scaling walls with his incredible strength. The film also makes great use of its locations, with the various landscapes and settings providing both beauty and danger for our hero to navigate.

Overall, Hercules in the Valley of Woe is a fun and thrilling adventure that will appeal to fans of classic sword-and-sandal films. With its charismatic hero, devious villain, and exciting action scenes, it is a true gem of the genre that deserves to be remembered and appreciated.

Hercules in the Valley of Woe is a 1961 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

Hercules in the Valley of Woe
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    1 hr 22 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (97)