Monday, July 27, 2020

By the Gods!

The sacrificial ceremony scene from CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1960)

This scene is way too brief in the gargantuan movie. I don't know if that's Anne Haywood being help up, sans clothes, or a body double. The identity of the actor who played the sacrificer is unknown. Both are basically nude. Quite daring for 1960. I don't know if Anne's voice was used for the English dub. It's my favourite scene from this epic. It's really spectacular but unfortunately it's short. They should have stretched this scene for all its worth (big sets and all). Oh well...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw this movie in the cinema when it first came out. I was about ten years old and shocked to see a naked woman in a movie. I love Carthage in Flames. The production is so large scale. As an adult I saw an Italian VHS tape which had a different ending. Ilaria Occhini is waiting on the ship for Jose Suarez who has died on the battlefield. In the version out on DVD he joins her at the end.

Scott Ochiltree said...


I have not seen this movie for many years.

Naturally I would love to see it again, but it does not seem to be available for streaming on either Amazon Prime Video or YouTube.

Any suggestions for viewing it would be most appreciated. Thanks.

Tim Mayer said...

I found it on YouTube, but only in French. Careful, there are plenty of scam YT accounts that try to lure you in by claiming to have this title.

Scott Ochiltree said...


Thanks Tim:

My French is only B+, but I will give it try.

Best Regards.

Brrrodie the Westie said...

This scene is inspired the Moloch sequence inthe great classic CABIRIA. Also drawing on CABIRIA are the dread Yuri Men and their work in opening scene of TRIUMPH OF MACISTE