Cast & Crew
After a Tartar tyrant murders the emperor of China during the 13th century, Samson rescues the young prince while the princess is taken to safety by the leader of the rebels. The tyrant again seizes the princess and plans to marry her, thus legitimizing his succession to the throne. Samson rescues her and takes her to the monastery that serves as the rebels' hideout. The monastery is attacked again, and the prince is killed. The enslaved Chinese finally revolt when Samson rings the great "Gong of Freedom," but he is knocked down by the swinging bell and buried in an underground vault by Tartars. In freeing himself from his tomb, Samson creates an earthquake, and the tyrant and his men are defeated, leaving the princess free to ascend the throne and marry the leader of the Chinese rebels.
Dante Di Paolo
Produced in Italy in 1961 as Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan; running time: 95 min; opened in Paris in March 1963 as Le géant à la cour de Kublai Khan; running time: 92 min.