Pietro Francisci's Films : Running maidens / ladies-in-waiting / musicians

A signature aspect in Pietro Francisci's films: we see a group of maidens or Ladies-in-Wainting or musicians running away or strutting away from their ruler. This is just one of the many signature details in his films which makes them fun.

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THE QUEEN OF SHEBA

Above and below : dancer and musicians are told to leave by the Queen of Sheba and they promptly leave together



HERCULES (1958)

Above : Iole's ladies-in-waiting run away from her once her father enters the room.


HERCULES UNCHAINED

Above : A lot of ladies-in-waiting / maidens running away in this film: Hercules arrives and the ladies-in-waiting leave promptly.


Above and Below : Hercules is fed up with the ladies-in-waiting playing with him so he orders them to leave.



Above : Maidens are being chased by Ulysses (not in shot)


SAPPHO THE VENUS OF LESBOS

Above : The King's maidens run to him when the rebels enter the temple. Many such brief scenes in this film.


SIEGE OF SYRACUSE

Above : a group of three ladies-in-waiting inform the woman working on the flowers that this lady, Clio, is distraught and they have to leave


Above: another ladies-in-waitting running away scene in SIEGE OF SYRACUSE


HERCULES, SAMSON & ULYSSES

Above : Delilah tells everyone to leaves, including the female musicians who all run-off together

1 comment:

Brrrodie the Westie said...

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