Le baccanti (1960)

Italy, France, 1960
35mm film, Technicolor, 2.35:1
mono, Italian

An Italian/French fantasy film directed by Giorgio Ferroni.

Plot Summary

The god Dionysus visits the city of Thebes.


* = uncredited

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Cino Del Duca Films presents an Vic Film Rome, Lyre Films Paris co-production
Produced by: Giampaolo Bigazzi *, Cino Del Duca *
Story and Screenplay by: Giorgio Stegani, Giorgio Ferroni
Based on: Euripides
Director of Photographer: Pier Ludovico Pavoni
Camera Operator: Angelo Lotti *
Editor: Giorgio Ferroni *
Music by: Mario Nascimbene
Sound Engineers: Oscar De Arcangelis *, Raffaele Del Monte *
Costume Designer: Nadia Vitali *
Make-up: Franco Palombi *
Production Designer: Antonio Visone *

Taina Elg (Dirce)
Pierre Brice (Dionysus)
Alberto Lupo (Pentheus)
Alessandra Panaro (Manto)
Raf Mattioli (Lacdamos)
Nerio Bernardi (high priest)
Erno Crisa (Atteon)
GĂ©rard Landry (shepherd poet)
Miranda Campa (Queen Agave)
Akym Tamiroff [real name: Akim Tamiroff] (Teiresias)

Alternative Titles

Las amantes de los dioses – Mexico, Spain
A bacchánsnok – Hungary
Les bacchantes – France
The Bacchantes – USA
Die Bacchantinnen – West Germany
Bachantki – Poland
Bakxai – Greece
Bondage Gladiator Sexy – USA
Gymnes Afrodites (Vakhes) – Greece

Extracts included in
Kolossal – i magnifici Macisti (1977)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.7 p.6


  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.24
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.23 – credits