Giovanni Cianfriglia in THE PIRATE OF THE 'BLACK HAWK'
Giovanni has less than a minute of screen time in the standard European pirate flick. It's one of those pirate movies which takes place almost entirely on land. There aren't any truly memorable scenes in this production directed by the usually dependable Sergio Grieco.
Jeff Chandler, Louis Jourdan and Debra Paget in BIRD OF PARADISE
All three actors would have solid careers in the PEPLUM genre. Though not 100% PEPLUM, I consider South Sea adventures to fall under the PEPLUM umbrella. The stories and themes are pretty much identical to many PEPLUM films. I finally saw this film a year ago and I was disappointed by it. Way too serious and unfocused. But great locations and good looking cast help make it watchable.
Demetrios (Sal Ponti) fights off Andex the Giant (Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei) in ATLANTIS THE LOST CONTINENT
One of many Hollywood's attempts in trying to make a PEPLUM film, in style and action, including using scenes from other films, like QUO VADIS for this one. It's a mish-mash of genres: sci-fi, fantasy and Antiquity. It's basically Dr Moreau story transplanted in a different time. Not a big fan of it (the main characters are point blank annoying) but I love everything to do with Atlantis so I mostly give it a pass.