Colossus and the Amazon Queen

Colossus and the Amazon Queen (Italian: La regina delle Amazzoni/ Queen of the Amazons) is a 1960 Italian sword and sandal comedy film directed by Vittorio Sala.

Colossus and the Amazon Queen
Directed byVittorio Sala
Produced byPaolo Moffa[1]
Screenplay by
  • Ennio De Concini
  • Fulvio Fo
  • Augusto Frassinetti
  • Giorgio Mordini
  • Vittorio Nino
  • Novarese
  • Vittorio Sala[1]
Music byRoberto Nicolosi[1]
CinematographyBitto Albertini[1]
Edited byMario Serandrei[1]
  • Galatea Film
  • Glomer Film
  • Alta Vista[1]
Release date
  • 8 September 1960 (1960-09-08) (Italy)
Running time
98 minutes



The film stars two American actors in the lead roles, Rod Taylor and bodybuilder Ed Fury. Taylor claims to have rewritten the script extensively.[2]


Colossus and the Amazon Queen was released in Italy on 8 September 1960 with a 98 minute running time.[1] It was released in the United States in 1964 with an 84 minute running time.[1]


  1. Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 36.
  2. Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood, Bear Manor Media, 2010 p 72


  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916.

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