(123) URSUS (1961) Ed Fury stars / Soledad Miranda debut
known as MIGHTY URSUS and URSUS SON OF HERCULES
starring Ed Fury · Cristina Gaioni · Soledad Miranda ·
Mario Scaccia · Moira Orfei
this sword-n-sandal movie, legendary warrior Ursus [son of Hercules]
returns from war to find his fiancée, Attea, kidnapped by a mysterious
virgin-sacrificing sect. In his attempt to rescue her, Ursus faces much
treachery while displaying unlimited courage and strength. Along the
way, he rescues blind girl Doreide who joins him on his mission.
Fury (born Rupert Edmund Holovchik in Long Island, New York) spent the
'50s as an extra in a string of TV programs and B Movies. After WILD
WOMEN OF WONGO in 1959, his agent sent Ed to Italy for this film
and numerous sequels. He returned to the States in 1965 to 'guest
star' in tons of TV programs, ranging from Gilligan's Island
to Columbo. Ed Fury retired in 1996, passing away at age
94 in February 2023.
cult movie fans, this film is probably best known as the debut for 18
year old actress Soledad Miranda. She would find fame a decade later
in Jess Franco films (COUNT
DE SADE, VAMPYROS
LESBOS, et al) before dying in a tragic automobile accident
August 1970 at age 27.
Italian/Spanish co-production in English language; widescreen format,
(90 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any
American machine. Extras include theatrical trailer..
for Mature Audiences