Tuesday, February 27, 2018

By the Gods!

Reg Park, as Maciste, enduring an over-the-top 'Feat of strength' in MACISTE IN KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1964)

This is one of the most over-the-top 'Feat of strength' scene in any PEPLUM. Aside from the major one in MACISTE - THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD, with Mark Forest holding a stack of heavy slabs, this one is a close second. Did they have this contraption stored somewhere, just in case they needed to test a beefy hero? It's one of the few Maciiste films in which the name Maciste was kept. Very entertaining movie.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

U.S. TV prints were always titled Samson in King Solomon's Mines.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

I've never seen a copy with SAMSON in the title. Even the poor public domain version has Maciste in title

MACISTE IN KING SOLOMON'S MINES