Saturday, September 29, 2012

Photo of the Day

Marcian (Jeff Chandler) salutes Princess Pulcheria (Ludmilla Tchérina) in SIGN OF THE PAGAN

I mentioned Jeff Chandler in a post a few days ago (the Ed Fury/Joan Crawford film). Jeff was pretty good in this film but his role is overlooked because of Jack Palance's showy performance as Attila. Jeff was pretty much overlooked his entire career and he died at 42 on the operating table. He made several b-movie PEPLUM films before this bigger film from Universal. Ludmilla had already starred in SPARTACO (Sins of Rome) so she was familiar with the genre. I don't know what's going on with Jeff's hair in this photo but it's funny. The soldier in the background is also funny. The uniform was obviously too big for him.

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