Son of Samson (1960)
Starring: Mark Samson
Plot: Most peplums with a Yugoslavian partner in the international co-production tend to have interesting location photography and a different visual style, and this one is no exception. The setting is the 11th century BC Egypt, where the nation is controlled by Persian occupiers who have enslaved the people. A well-intentioned pharaoh who tries to defend the people is killed and his evil, manipulative wife (well-played by Chelo Alonso, in the tradition of over-the-top female villains in old Republic serials) takes over and sells out the nation. On his return home to straighten things out, the pharaoh's son, Kenamun, runs into Maciste, the Son of Samson, and the plot kicks into action. The story also includes a mystical necklace that makes the wearer a zombie ready to be ordered around (shades of old serials once again), and of course there is some romance.