Damon and Pythias

Damon and Pythias

Director: Curtis Bernhardt Cast: Don Burnett, Guy Williams, Ilaria Occhini

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Overview

This classic Greek tale of a friendship that overcomes even death makes for an interesting sword-and-sandal saga, with Guy Williams in the role of Damon. An apt choice since Williams is himself an expert swordsman, as partially demonstrated in his role as Zorro on American television (1957-59). Pythias (Don Burnett) has been caught plotting the assassination of King Dionysis I of Syracuse (Arnoldo Foa). Before his execution, Dionysis grants Pythias leave to put his affairs in order because Damon volunteers to stand in his stead if Pythias does not come back to face the executioner. Damon's act is considered foolish. He was safe, why should Pythias come back? But the two are devotees of the Pythagorean mysteries, and their faith in brotherly love goes beyond self-interest. When Pythias does return in the allotted time, King Dionysis is impressed enough to have a change of heart.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2012
UPC: 0883316608210
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 37,738

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Burnett Pythias
Guy Williams Damon
Ilaria Occhini Nerissa
Liana Orfei Adrianna
Arnoldo Foa Dionysius
Carlo Giustini Cariso
Osvaldo Ruggeri Demetrius
Marina Berti Mereka
Gianni Bonagura Philemon
Andrea Bosic Arcanos
Franco Fantasia Fencing Master
Tiberio Mitri Actor
Lawrence Montaigne Flutist
Franco Ressel Actor
Carlo Rizzo Libia
Al Silvani Digenis
Vittorio Bonos Actor
Enrico Glori Niko

Technical Credits
Curtis Bernhardt Director
Adrianna Berselli Costumes/Costume Designer
Bridget Boland Screenwriter
Franco Ferrara Musical Direction/Supervision
Sam Jaffe Producer
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Score Composer
Nicolo Lazzari Editor
Samuel Marx Associate Producer
Barry Oringer Screenwriter
Aldo Tonti Cinematographer

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