Thor the Conqueror

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Thor the Conqueror
Directed by Tonino Ricci
Produced by
  • Roberto Poggi
  • Marcello Romeo [1]
Screenplay byTito Carpi [1]
Story byTito Carpi [1]
Music by Francesco De Masi [1]
CinematographyGiovanni Bergamini [1]
Edited byVincenzo Tomassi [1]
Abruzzo Cinematografica [1]
Release date
  • 5 February 1983 (1983-02-05)(Italy)
Running time
91 minutes [1]
CountryItaly [1]

Thor the Conqueror (Italian : Thor il conquistatore) is a 1983 Italian film directed by Tonino Ricci. [2]

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Tonino Ricci, sometimes credited as Anthony Richmond, was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Ricci was born Teodoro Ricci in Rome on October 23, 1927. He began working in film as an assistant director in the early 1960s and is credited in such films as The Mercenaries (1961), Sword of the Conqueror (1961), and Superargo and the Faceless Giants (1968). He made his directorial debut with the 1969 war film The Liberators.



Malisa Longo is an Italian actress, model and writer.



Thor the Conqueror was released in Italy on 5 February 1983. [1]

Daniel R. Budnik, author 80s Action Movies on the Cheap stated that Thor the Conqueror "wallows in its own stupidity" and noted the films misogyny, citing that the film was made in "different times." [3]

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