Wednesday, July 26, 2017

By the Gods!

Enzo Fiermonte and Steve Reeves, as Randus, in SON OF SPARTACUS (1962)

I like this film. It's the best from future Spaghetti Western director, Sergio Corbucci. I've already stated my reservations for this film (mainly that the ending is a letdown) but in this photo, there's another pet peeve : Steve is a bit too clean cut here. He should have had some stubble or looked a bit more disheveled. It's sometimes hard to see him as a desert warrior of sorts. As for Enzo, he was a regular actor of the genre. He appeared in many films, including the Ten Gladiators series. Good actor.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

I agree that the ending is rather weak. Gianna is left to die in the desert, but it is not at all clear that she really deserves that fate.

Her body slave Saida (Ombretta Colli) had said earlier that Gianna treated Saida no better and no worse that other Patrician ladies would have done.

Normally when Gianna portrays a Patrician lady she is really evil, as per SINS OF ROME (lions), SLAVE OF CARTHAGE (blinding), and THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL (burning alive).