Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964)

“Peter Lupus of ‘Mission: Impossible’ fame stars as the legendary Hercules. He is on a mission to rescue the beautiful Queen of the Hellenes, who has been kidnapped and enslaved by the ruler of Babylon,” according to the DVD sleeve’s synopsis. Yes, three thousand years ago in the city of Babylon, popular TV series supporting player Peter Lupus (as “Rock Stevens”) had a career in muscle-man movies from Italy. This one, translated literally by American International Pictures as “Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon”, is ponderous to a fault. Beautifully shaped Helga Line is the highlight.

*** Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia (12/25/64) Domenico Paolella ~ Peter Lupus, Helga Line, Mario Petri, Livio Lorenzon