This classical peplum tells a fictitious story set in 490 BC, the time of the Medic Wars during which Persian armies sweep the Ancient world. Having brought home to Athens the Olympic victor's laurel crown, Philippides joins as commander the Sacred Guard, which is expected to defend the city-state's liberty, a year after the chasing of the tyrant Hippias. Athenian supporters of Hippias conspire, hoping to side Philippides by marriage to Theocrites' expensive servant Charis, and thus neutralize the guard. She fails to seduce him, as his heart is already taken by a young girl before the learns her name is Andromeda, daughter of Creuso. Everything personal is likely to be put on hold when the news breaks that the Persian King of kings Darius's vast army is marching on Greece, hoping its internal division will make its conquest a walk-over. Theocrites reproaches Miltiades to hold back the sacred guard to defend the Pallas temple after a likely defeat, and proposes instead to negotiate terms with Darius, but is told an alliance with Sparta could save the Hellenic nation. Philippides makes the journey and survives a fiendish attempt on his life by conspirators; he returns with Sparta's engagement during the Persian attack in far greater numbers on Militiades valiant troops. Charis, left for dead after overhearing Darius's orders, reaches the camp to tell that the Persian fleet, now commanded by traitor Theocrites, is heading for Piraeus to take Athens. Miltiades sends Philippides ahead to hold out with the sacred guard until his hopefully victorious troops arrive, and after his perilous journey back they do a great job, proving superior athletes can do better then traditional naval ramming tactics .. Written by KGF Vissers La battaglia di Maratona is a 1959 English-language Action Adventure film featuring Steve Reeves, Myl Ne Demongeot, Sergio Fantoni, Mylène Demongeot, Alberto Lupo, Daniele Vargas and Rinaldo Zamperla. The movie is based on An idea by Alberto Barsanti and Raffaello Pacini. La battaglia di Maratona was Produced by Bruno Vailati. The movie is directed by Jacques Tourneur and Mario Bava. La battaglia di Maratona was released on 3rd December 1959 and takes a screen time of 84 minutes. The screenplay for the movie was written by Ennio De Concini, Augusto Frassinetti and Bruno Vailati. Cinematography was done by Mario Bava and editing by Mario Serandrei. The music was composed by Roberto Nicolosi.
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Release Date03 DEC 1959
Run Time90 MINUTES
Action, Adventure, Drama
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... this ridiculous adventure tale comes to a better end than could be expected. ( Read More )
1HE GIANT OF MARATHON: In the division of brainless spectaculars this eye filling melodrama about the days of ancient Greece is an undeniable whopper and. ( Read More )