By the Gods!

Steve Reeves in THE SON OF SPARTACUS (aka The Slave; 1962)

This is one of those film nearly done it by a lacklustre ending. It starts off great, and maintains its momentum until the very last part. I like it nonetheless but it's a shame it didn't have a spectacular ending because it is one of Steve's best. By doing this blog, I've learned that some dislike Steve sans beard. I'm fine with Steve with or without beard but I admit that a little facial hair made his perennially youthful face look a little more gruff.

1 comment:

CaptEoNinja83 said...

I feel that all the big Pepla stars, Reeves, Steel, Scott, Forest, ETC, are better off with facial hair.
Mostly cause it doesn't make sense to me for Hercules/Machiste/Goliath/Samson/etc, all these super manly heroes to be clean shaven.
And Mark Forest and Reg Park have definite baby faces which makes it a pinch hard to take them seriously. Steeve Reeves and Alan Steel, not as bad, but still.