Friday, March 11, 2016

Retro Friday : PEPLUM Cliché : The Annoying Sidekick

Retro Friday : Old posts updated (original post December 3, 2010)

A cliché that's pretty common but not omnipresent in Peplums: the annoying sidekick. You have beefy hero and he's unexpectedly friends with a dorky sidekick (excluding the Little Goliaths or young kids, of course).

Gordon Scott is pestered by Pietro de Vico in GLADIATOR OF ROME

Brad Harris and Fernando Sancho in GOLIATH AGAINST THE GIANTS

Dan Vadis and John Simons in HERCULES THE INVINCIBLE

Roger Browne and Dante DiPaolo in MARS ~ GOD OF WAR

George Ardisson and Reg Park are kept busy by the hapless Franco Giacobini in HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD

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