By the Gods!

Folco Lulli (Igor) and Chelo Alonso in QUEEN OF THE TARTARS

Igor sacked a village and took a baby girl, Tanya (Chelo) and raised her as his own daughter. One of the few lead starring roles for Chelo. She's good in it but the storyline is unusual, even within the PEPLUM universe. There's some sort of mysticism about her character, which I enjoyed but it's woefully under-dervelopped. Even though I have 3 different versions of this film, I'm still looking for clean, clear copy of this in widescreen.

2 comments:

Scott Ochiltree said...

Chelo is one of my favorite Peplum actresses. She was certainly the best female dancer in the genre. Gianna was the best female lead in Peplums, but she never danced.

Nevertheless, I agree this film is somewhat bizarre and more of a curiosity than a success.

Anonymous said...

Could I encourage you to pursue your quest.

My first and only sight of this film was as a boy on holiday in Italy.

Floreat peplum!