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Damon and Pythias (1962)

101 min | Adventure

Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers, is condemned to death by Dionysus, the tyrant of Syracuse, who finds this view dangerous. However, Dionysus allows Pythias to return to Athens to visit his ailing wife with the...See morePythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers, is condemned to death by Dionysus, the tyrant of Syracuse, who finds this view dangerous. However, Dionysus allows Pythias to return to Athens to visit his ailing wife with the understanding he will then come back to face his punishment. Damon, a friend of Pythias, volunteers to be a hostage to guarantee Pythias's return. Dionysius doesn't expect Pythias to keep his end of the bargain, thus exposing the falsity of his beliefs. Written by Anonymous See less
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Writers
Samuel Marx (story) (screenplay) | Franco Riganti (screenplay) (story) (version: english) | Paola Ojetti (story) (version: english) | Bridget Boland (screenplay) (version: english) | Barry Oringer (screenplay) (version: english)
Composer
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (as A.F. Lavagnino)
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Updated Jun 30, 1962

Release date
Jun 1962 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Don Burnett
Pythias Pythias   See fewer
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Ilaria Occhini
Nerissa Nerissa   See fewer
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Liana Orfei
Adriana Adriana   See fewer
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Marina Berti
Mereka - Nerissa's Friend Mereka - Nerissa's Friend   See fewer
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Arnoldo Foà
Dionysius the Tyrant Dionysius the Tyrant   See fewer
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Aldo Silvani
Patriarch Patriarch   See fewer
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Andrea Bosic
Arcanos Arcanos   See fewer
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Maurizio Baldoni
Dionysius the Younger Dionysius the Younger   See fewer
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Franco Fantasia
Rumius - the Fencing Master Rumius - the Fencing Master   See fewer
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Osvaldo Ruggieri
Demetrius - Nerissa's Brother Demetrius - Nerissa's Brother   See fewer
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Lawrence Montaigne
Flute Player Flute Player   See fewer
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Gianni Bonagura
Phylemon Phylemon   See fewer
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Vittorio Bonos
Digenis Digenis   See fewer
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Giovanna Maculani
Hermione Hermione   See fewer
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Carolyn De Fonseca
Chloe (as Carolyn Fonseca) Chloe (as Carolyn Fonseca)   See fewer
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Carla Bonavera
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Aldo Pini
Fencing Master (uncredited) Fencing Master (uncredited)   See fewer
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5 / 10 | 197 votes