Tuesday, May 31, 2011

After they were PEPLUM stars

When the PEPLUM explosion finally died off around 1964 many actors were left without a career. Jacques Sernas is a good example of an actor who's career died when the genre died too. Some actors  did survive and that includes Brad Harris, seen here in some low budget jungle adventure known under  multiple titles, including KONG ISLAND. I've seen it. It's pretty funny. 


S.R.Orsulak said...

BRAD HARRIS was one of several PEPLUM actors to transition to other action films. The other night I was watching THE BATTLE OF EL ALAMEIN with Michael Rennie, George Hilton, Ettore Manni, and a great cast of Italian Actors from that Golden Age of PEPLUM movies. Do you know that this War Movie was very good. Saw Sam Burke in FIVE FOR HELL, and Richard Harrison in MAD DOG, and JESSE/LESTER.

PEPLUM cinema said...

I didn't see THE BATTLE OF EL ALAMEIN. A lot of actors did continue on but to many, their careers faded quickly, like Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, Mark Forest, Jacques Sernas, etc.