En route to Thebes for an important diplomatic mission, Hercules drinks from a magic spring and loses his memory. He spends most of the movie in the pleasure gardens of Queen Omphale of Lydia. While young Ulysses tries to help him regain his memory, political tensions escalate in Thebes, and Hercules' new wife Iole finds herself in mortal danger.

  1. Pietro Francisci

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Sophocles


  3. Aeschylus


  4. Ennio De Concini


Top Billed Cast

  1. Steve Reeves

    Steve Reeves

    Ercole (Hercules)

  2. Sylva Koscina

    Sylva Koscina

    Iole, bride of Ercole

  3. Sylvia Lopez

    Queen Onfale, of Lidia

  4. Gabriele Antonini

    Ulisse, son of Laertes

  5. Primo Carnera

    Primo Carnera

    Anteo, the giant

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Hercules Unchained
Hercules Unchained


Original Title Ercole e la regina di Lidia

Status Released

Release Information

  • February 14, 1959


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

Revenue -



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