The Epic That Nearly Was...

It's amazing what one can find on them interwebs. Here's a magazine article on the production of SOLOMON & SHEBA with Tyrone Power, who died while making the film.







3 comments:

Michael O'Sullivan said...

Thanks indeed for all this great stuff on Ty Power and SOLOMON AND SHEBA, a movie I loved as a kid and still like now, its a great 50s peplum! I dont care for Brynner much (though he is ideal as Rameses in THE 10 COMMANDMENTS), Power must have been a better Solomon, they must have had to reshoot quite a lot of it then.

S. R. Orsulak said...

Thanks for this on SOLOMON AND SHEBA. I was young when Tyrone Power died, but as I grew older I began to appreciate what a great actor he was and he definitely would of been a better Solomon. Among my favorite films of his were CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE, and THE BLACK ROSE.

Anonymous said...

I think that the cast had to have been adversely affected by Ty's tragic death. That shot of Ty lying on the ground (presumably dying because of the heart attack) is shocking, to say the least. Just how many people were actually standing around like that? Gina's thick accent in this film always grated on my nerves. She sounds so different from the actors playing her (fellow) Shebans. At least in Ben-Hur they wisely cast Brits in all of the Roman roles and all Americans (except for Haya Harareet) as Judeans.