By the Gods!

Princess Miriam (Chelo Alonso) and Dragon Drakut (Lex Barker) in THE PIRATE & THE SLAVE GIRL (1959)

Their 'love story' in this pulpy movie is a tragic one. For some odd reason, this film gets a lot of hate. I have no idea why. While it's not CITIZEN KANE, it's certainly far from being an awful movie. I just don't get the irrational hate many PEPLUM films generate in many people, including this one. Chelo made this right after GOLIATH & THE BARBARIANS (1959). Not bad for a former dancer. This film has two official productions: one made for Europe and one made for the English (US) market.


2 comments:

John said...

Miss Alonso is visually striking and a natural for Peplum films.

Scott Ochiltree said...


Chelo was the best dancer of all in Peplums.