The Loves of Hercules (Italian: Gli amori di Ercole) is a 1960 international co-production film starring Jayne Mansfield and her then husband Mickey Hargitay. The film was distributed internationally as Hercules vs. the Hydra.
This was one of the earlier movies to follow from Italy in the wake of the success of Hercules (1958) starring Steve Reeves, and marked an attempt to add some star power to the notion of a muscleman movie, not so much in the title role as the female lead.
Filmed on location in Italy during the height of the sword and sandal craze, this was not one of Jayne Mansfield’s “loan out” films. Mansfield was offered the film while she was shooting The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw in Spain; she agreed on the condition that her husband Mickey Hargitay played Hercules. She received a fee of $75,000 for starring in the movie. Mansfield received permission from her studio 20th Century Fox to film this movie in the early weeks of 1960 whilst she was four months pregnant. A hit in Italy, it was later broadcast as a movie of the week in 1966 on American television and has since gained a cult following.
The scene where Mickey Hargitay wrestles a bull was prepared by treating the animal with tranquilizers first.
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