Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963)
Hercule et les Titans
Maciste, the World's Greatest Hero

Nomination Year: 2017
SYNOPSIS:  Goliath (or Maciste, if you prefer) fights to secure the release of his people from the evil Babylonian Empire. He leads a rag-tag band of freedom-seeking gladiators in order to overthrow the malevolent --. You know what? You’ve seen this movie before. If you’ve seen one Hercules / Goliath / Maciste movie, you’ve seen 85% of them. The only differences are whether or not your protagonist is supernatural (he isn’t here), and what sort of menace he’s fighting (Babylonians).

The high point of the film is when the bad guys capture Goliath and torture him. They torture him to the point of getting bored and wandering off. This gives his Band of Gladiators (including a Midget Mascot) the opportunity to stealthily take out a company of armed guards and come to his rescue.

Smithee Award Winner! Oblivious

Take out guards starting from the last in line all the way up.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Mark Forest took the money he made playing "Maciste" or "Goliath" in movies like this, and studied Opera 
Director Claim to Fame
Michele Lupo Goliath and the Sins of Babylon might well be the best-well-known of the 23 films he directed. 

Kevin Hogan

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