Cast & Crew
Upon his return from the wars, the mighty Ursus learns that his betrothed, Attea, has been abducted and carried away to a distant island ruled by pagan priests. When he sets out to find her, he is accompanied by a blind slave girl, Doreide, who believes Attea was kidnaped by Ursus' former friend, Setas. En route to the island, Ursus is captured by Setas but breaks his bonds and continues on the journey. He encounters a courtesan, Magali, who offers to guide him and Doreide across a desert leading to the island. When Ursus refuses Magali's favors, she sets a trap for him with the help of Setas, but she is killed. Once on the island, Ursus discovers that Attea, now under the power of Setas, is the island's evil priestess. Failing to arouse Ursus' former love, she throws him into an arena with a giant bull, but he slays the beast and starts an island revolt against the rule of the priests. Both Attea and Setas are killed; Ursus sails away with Doreide, whose sight has been restored by a violent shock.
Rafael Luis Calvo
Opened in Rome as Ursus in March 1961; running time: 95 min; in Madrid in April 1961 under the same title. Originally released in Ferraniacolor. Mary Marlon is a pseudonym for María Luisa Merlo.