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Damon And Pythias

Damon And Pythias

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Action (1962) 99 minutes ~ Color

Original Title: Il tiranno di Siracusa

Alternate Title: Damone e Pitias

Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers, is condemned to death by Dionysus, the tyrant of Syracuse, who finds this view dangerous. However, Dionysus allows Pythias to return to Athens to visit his ailing wife, with the understanding he will then come back to face his punishment. Damon, a friend of Pythias, volunteers to be a hostage to guarantee Pythias's return. Dionysius doesn't expect Pythias to keep his end of the bargain, thus exposing the falsity of his beliefs, but Pythias proves to be a man of his word.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt

Writers: Samuel Marx (story and screenplay), Franco Riganti (story and dialogue-Italian), Paola Ojetti (dialogue-Italian), Bridget Boland (dialogue-English) and Barry Oringer (dialogue-English)

Stars: Guy Williams, Don Burnett and Ilaria Occhini







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