When the PEPLUM genre died out from its ashes came the Spaghetti Western genre and the greatest SW is no doubt Sergio Leone's THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. What's cool about this film, which I love, is spotting all the PEPLUM stars in it. There are more of them than listed here but all the following actors made PEPLUM films way before making SW or this classic Leone epic.

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 Antonio Casas, who was also in a couple of PEPLUM flicks including REVOLT OF THE SLAVES

 Aldo Giuffre who played Seren, King of the Philistines in HERCULES, SAMSON AND ULYSSES

Benito Stefanelli, profiled here at the blog, was also seen in REVENGE OF THE GLADIATORS

Chelo Alonso had a role at the very beginning of THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY. She was a major star of the PEPLUM genre, including MORGAN THE PIRATE.

Claudio Scarchilli, profiled here at the blog, was a regular PEPLUM actor and was a bad gladiator in COLOSSUS OF THE ARENA.

Livio Lorenzon appeared briefly in the Leone epic; Lorenzon was one of the busiest PEPLUM actors of the bunch and can be seen in TERROR OF THE RED MASK.

Toni Dimitri can be seen during the hanging scene in TGTBATU; prior to that he was seen in a couple of PEPLUM films including ALI BABA AND THE SEVEN SARACENS.

1 comment:

Brrrodie the Westie said...

FANTASTIC POST! Thanks to the PEPLUM genre I am diversifying and learning more and more about postwar Italian cinema ... the transition between PEPLUM and SW can be traced ... PEPLUM also gave birth to the endless "Chop Socky" Kungfu movies of Hong Kong and later China, so many plot parallels ... thanks for posting