screenshots / The Triumph of Maciste / 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Italian title: Il trionfo di Maciste, aka: Triumph of the Son of Hercules

Born in Venice Italy, bodybuilder Adriano Bellini was chosen by director Tanio Boccia to star as Maciste in what would be the first of many peplum classics as actor Kirk Morris.

The same year Kirk Morris was the winner of the Mr.Italia Bodybuilding contest.