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As the King of Mycene lies dying after an earthquake has destroyed his city, he leaves Medea, a daughter from his first marriage, in the care of Pasifae, his pregnant wife. Later, the queen has a son, and to commemorate the event a second Mycene is built at the child's birthplace. Pasifae claims that her son is the embodiment of the god Moloch, whose followers frequently offer hostages as human sacrifices. In nearby Tirinto [Tiryns], one of the cities which unwillingly provides the captives, the king's son Glauco takes the name of Hercules and enters Mycene with a group of hostages. Secretly planning to lead a revolt, Hercules first wins the support of Pasifae, but the queen turns against him when she discovers that he and Medea have fallen in love. Pasifae's attempts to kill Hercules and to have her stepdaughter sacrificed fail when Tirinto's army aids the people of Mycene in a revolt.
Opened in Rome in 1964 as Ercole contro Molock; in Paris in September 1964 as Hercule contre Moloch; running time: 98 min.