Wednesday, January 14, 2015

By the Gods!

Gene Tierney and Victor Mature amidst the pageantry of THE EGYPTIAN

An existential PEPLUM film with big Hollywood productions. Unsurprisingly, it didn't do well at the box office. The story was too, hmm, unstory-like. I like it but it's not a movie I watch regularly even if the production is colourful and spectacular at times. 

1 comment:

Michael O'Sullivan said...

I recently bought it on a new Spanish dvd and it looks brand now, like it was shot yesterday, with dazzling colours and sets. Marvellous cast too. Simmons and Ustinov went on to Spartacus, Mature is an old hand at this stuff and Gene Tierney is marvellous here. Love the soundtrack too and the Leon Shamroy photography, he was great at this kind of stuff, like his work on Cleopatra.