Tuesday, March 22, 2016

By the Gods!

Rossana Podestà, as Princess Jamila, is surrounded by suitors who are trying to win her hand in marriage in THE GOLDEN ARROW (1962)

Very familiar story of men competing against each other for the hand of a princess. This one is, hmm,  interesting. Production wise, the money was there. There's nothing cheap about it but the story is haphazardly stitched together which makes for an uneven viewing experience. Rossana made several films in the PEPLUM genre, dating as far back as ULYSSES (1954). She then starred in HELEN OF TROY and a slew of other films but Hollywood stardom would always escape her. This film didn't help her much in attaining stardom in the US.

1 comment:

orsh549 said...

She was always one of my favorite actresses and my favorite PEPLUM in which she starred was SLAVE OF ROME.