Emperor Maciste (Italian: Maciste imperatore) is a 1924 Italian silent adventure film directed by Guido Brignone and starring Bartolomeo Pagano, Domenico Gambino and Franz Sala. It was part of the peplum series of silent films featuring the strongman Maciste. The character of Maciste increasingly came to resemble Benito Mussolini, in this case striking Fascistic poses and defending order against criminal and dishonest elements.
|Directed by||Guido Brignone|
|Written by||Pier Angelo Mazzolotti|
|Starring||Bartolomeo Pagano |
|Distributed by||Societa Anonima Stefano Pittaluga|
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