Friday, December 5, 2014

By the Gods!

Micah (Edmund Purdom) gets whipped after a falling out with the PTB (Powers That Be) in THE PRODIGAL

This scene lasts a split-second in the film so it's great that there's a photo of this which captured the moment. Thanks to Gary for this very rare photo.

I've said it before and I'll always say it: THE PRODIGAL is a snoozefest. It's well mounted MGM production but hardly exciting on any level and Micah's character is hard to root for. So was this punishment justified? Aha!

Edmund would have made a great Jesus.

2 comments:

Michael O'Sullivan said...

The Prodigal is one of my favourite bad films, its certainly a Trash Classic, what with the funny headgear they wear, Purdom wrestling with the stuffed vulture, and Lana being very impassive as the pagan priestess in that barely there outfit, the obnoxious child and the muscleman jumping into the flames, before Lana herself takes a tumble - its all hilarious, the likes of Henry Daniell are also on top form here. Even the MGM production values cannot make this one any better than say The Silver Chalice, another laugh riot.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

LOl! I can see your point but the film is too relaxed not manic enough to be funny. But I agree it's pretty trashy.