(director: Roger Corman; screenwriter: story and screenplay by Charles Griffith; cinematographer: Basil Maros; editor: Michael Luciano; music: Ronald Stein; cast: Michael Forest (Atlas), Andreas Filippides (King Telektos), Frank Wolff (Tyrant King Proximates), Barboura Morris(Candia), Walter Maslow (Garnis), Sascha Dario(Prima Ballerina), Theodoros Dimitriou (General Gallus), Sid Savage (Biggis Dikkis), Miranda Kounelaki (Ariana); Runtime: 78; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Roger Corman; WB; 1961)
“It features shrill dialogue, wooden acting and a feeling that the classics have been severely compromised.“
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Low-budget sword-and-sandal epic shot in Greece by exploitation director Roger Corman (“The Raven”/”Tower of London”). It features shrill dialogue, wooden acting and a feeling that the classics have been severely compromised. The screenplay and story by Charles Griffith fail on all levels.A champion Olympic wrestler named Atlas (Michael Forest), in ancient Greece, helps the tyrant King Proximate (Frank Wolff) conquer a neighboring city, then is stricken by the victor’s cruelty and causes his downfall.
REVIEWED ON 5/10/2018 GRADE: C