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The Sons of Hercules

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The Sons of Hercules (Television Series)
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The Sons of Hercules was a syndicated television show that aired in the United States of America in the 1960s. The series repackaged 14 Italian sword-and-sandal films by giving them separate memorable theme songs for the opening and closing titles as well as a standard intro relating the lead character in each film to the Greek demigod Hercules any way they could. These films however were not necessarily originally made as "Hercules" films in Italy. Four of the syndicated "Sons of Hercules" films were originally Maciste movies in Italy, two of them were originally Ursus movies, two of them originally featured Hercules, not his sons (strangely enough), and the other six were just isolated gladiator or mythological hero movies that the American distributors didn't feel deserved a full-blown theatrical release in the USA.