THE GIANT OF MARATHON—-Steve Reeves sword & sandal silliness from 1959, of camp value for its basic goofiness, noted for being co-directed by two guys with some talent: Jacques Tourneur and Mario Bava. It was a moderate hit, earning $3,900,000, as Reeves was hot stuff from his first two outings as Hercules. With Mylene Demongeot, Sergio Fantoni and Daniela Rocca. That these sort of toga tomatoes could inspire loyalty for their absurdity, manly muscles, heaving bosoms and mayhem I must defer to a quote from a fan writing into the Internet Movie Data Base with the enthusiastic comment “Great underwater carnage!” Indeed. 90 minutes worth.