Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Photo of the Day

Henet (Belinda Lee) dismisses Joseph (Geoffrey Horne) in JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN (1962)

This scene is cut from the US DVD. Too sexy? The narrative suffers from it. Belinda wears some of the worst looking wigs imaginable, even by PEPLUM standards. This was the last film released posthumously for Belinda who died tragically in a car accident (see Tragic Stars). Geoffrey was born in Argentina and lived in Cuba before appearing in TV productions in the US before starring in Hollywood produced films and then European films. He was slated to be the lead role in BEN-HUR after his stand-out role in THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. He has been married 5 times!



2 comments:

Michael O'Sullivan said...

Yes I think this was Belinda's last completed role, and the film was released after her death. She does not have much to do in it apart from wearing those dreadful wigs!

Horne was also in BONJOUR TRISTESSE in 1958, and a good costume drama THE TEMPEST, a De Laurentiis production with Silvano Mangano and Viveca Lindfors as Catherine the Great. Great battle scenes on the Russian steppes, from a Pushkin novel.. PEPLUM would like it.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

"She does not have much to do in it apart from wearing those dreadful wigs!"

lol!