Thursday, September 27, 2012

Before they were PEPLUM Stars

Can you spot the future PEPLUM star? Yes, that's Ed Fury in a deliriously trashy Joan Crawford vehicle called FEMALE ON THE BEACH. Ed plays a gigolo blackmailed by the old couple (that's Natalie Schafer there) into servicing lonely older women and stealing their money! Jeff Chandler, not pictured, is also in this and plays a blackmailed gigolo with his eyes set on Joan Crawford. What a film. It's on Youtube for now, taken from a VHS recording. It's also available on DVD in a better quality but only in a super expensive pack. I'm not interested in the other films, just this one. I hate these kind of packaging.


Michael O'Sullivan said...

Yes FEMALE ON THE BEACH is a trash classic, Fury being introduced to Joan is just one of many delicious moments in it!

RalphD said...

Ed Fury would have been more believable cast as the gigolo than gray haired Jeff Chandler. Ed was better looking and a better body. There's plenty of pictures on the Net to prove that. Even though Joan Crawford had a fling with Chandler, I'll bet Ed was fucking her during the filming. Nympho Joan at age 50 wouldn't let a guy age 26 who looks like that get away. He probably had a number of overnighters at her home.