Wednesday, November 1, 2017

By the Gods!

Luisa Mattioni, Giorgia Moll and Dada Galeotti are Sabine women in ROMULUS & THE SABINES (1961)

Plenty of cheesecake in this 'battle of the sexes' comedy, which was a popular theme with PEPLUM films. Giorgia Moll had starred in other films, including the Steve Reeves version of THIEF OF BAGHDAD (1961). Though not prominent enough to be considered the Queen of PEPLUM cinema, she was a stand-out in her own way. Dada also appeared in some other movies of the genre, which can only be described as sporadic. And Luisa Mattioni went on to marry Roger Moore, who was the star of this film.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

An excellent photo and a pretty good Peplum comedy, which is a sub-category that often does not work very well.

The YouTube English language (HD) trailer gives the title as THE RAPE OF THE SABINES. This may have been too graphic for distributors in some markets.