Friday, July 29, 2016

By the Gods!

John Drew Barrymore courts Scilla Gabel in THE DEVILS OF SPARTIVENTO

A beautifully shot film with one of the blondest couples in any genre film. Barrymore was really thin when he filmed many of his Italian films and he sometimes looks sorta sick in this but he nonetheless had a great presence. Same thing with Scilla, who was Sophia Loren's body double prior to being an actress. Really enjoyable film.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

I would love to see THE DEVILS OF SPARTIVENTO but cannot find it anywhere. Could you possibly post it on Peplum.TV if you have it?

Most interesting that Scilla served as a body double for Sophia Loren. Why was that done? Sophia certainly showed plenty of skin in her nude swim in TWO NIGHTS WITH CLEOPATRA. Maybe she became more cautious about nudity once her career took off.