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Damon and Pythias (film)

Damon and Pythias
Directed by Curtis Bernhardt
Produced by Sam Jaffe (associate producer)
Samuel Marx (associate producer)
Franco Riganti (producer) (uncredited)
Written by Samuel Marx (story)
Samuel Marx (screenplay) &
Franco Riganti (screenplay)
Paola Ojetti (dialogue: Italian version) &
Franco Riganti (dialogue: Italian version)
Bridget Boland (dialogue: english version) &
Barry Oringer (dialogue: english version)
Jon Cleary (uncredited)
Starring See below
Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Cinematography Aldo Tonti
Edited by Niccolò Lazzari
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Running time 101 minutes (Italy)
99 minutes (USA)
Country Italy, USA
Language English

Il tiranno di Siracusa (English Translation: Damon and Pythias) is a 1962 Italian / American film directed by Curtis Bernhardt. The film is based on the Greek legend of Damon and Pythias, and set during the reign of Dionysius I of Syracuse (432-367 BC).


  • Plot summary 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • Release 4
  • Biography 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Plot summary



The film made a profit of $6,000.[1]


The international distribution was taken over by MGM.[2]


  • Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris.  


  1. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Hughes, p.53

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