screenshots / Son of Samson / 1960 Unidis Jolly Film SRL.

Bodybuilder Mark Forest (Goliath and the Dragon) stars as the mighty hero Maciste, who saves the life of a prince and then leads a revolt against an evil queen.

Also known as Maciste in the Valley of the Kings, this peplum classic was directed by Carlo Campogalliani who other credits include Goliath and the Barbarians, Ursus and Sword of the Congueror.

Mark Forest had once auditioned for the role of Tarzan. He also was one of the musclemen featured in actress Mae West's Las Vegas stage show.