Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops

Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops (Italian: Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi) is a 1961 Italian film starring Gordon Mitchell and Chelo Alonso.

Atlas Against the Cyclops
Spanish lobby card
Directed byAntonio Leonviola
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story byOreste Biancoli[1]
Music byCarlo Innocenzi[1]
CinematographyRiccardo Pallotini[1]
Edited byMario Serandrei[1]
Release date
  • 29 March 1961 (1961-03-29) (Italy)
Running time
94 minutes[1]


Queen Capys is doomed to a life of slavery by the Powers of Darkness until the last descendant of Ulysses is put to death to please the Cyclops. This is almost accomplished in a raid on a village by the Queen's soldiers where a descendant of Ulysses is killed and his wife enslaved; however, their infant son is taken away to be protected by Maciste.



Atlas Against the Cyclops was released in Italy on March 29, 1961 with a 90 minute running time.[1] It was released in the United States on April 14, 1963 with a 100 minute running time.[1]


It has been objected that in spite of the original title there is no "Atlas" to be found in either the Italian nor the English dubbed film version.[2]




  • Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84885-608-0.
  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916.
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