Friday, April 20, 2018

By the Gods!

Bruno Piergentili, Loris Loddi, Eleonora Bianchi and Reg Park say goodbye and part ways in MACISTE IN KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1964)

This ending is sorta sad in that this was Reg's last PEPLUM movie. He wasn't much of an actor but he had undeniable screen presence and made some top genre films, including HERCULES & THE CAPTIVE WOMEN. Bruno Piergentili was credited as Dan Harrison. He made more Spaghetti Westerns than anything else, often being an indian. Loris Loddi was a regular child actor who appeared in at least 8 PEPLUM films, including CLEOPATRA (1963). As for Eleonora, she mostly starred in small roles before this and went on to act in Euro Westerns. Some think this is one of the best PEPLUM films ever. It's basically a series of pitfalls and 'feats of strength.' On that level, it does deliver.


Brrrodie the Westie said...

I like it because the African "plot" is outrageous, it has the "blonde boy" (thanks for IDing him as Loris Loddi), and best of all, it gives Wandisa Guida a chance to be an evil queen ... and evil she is as she manhandles one of her minions in a very early scene!

PEPLUM TV said...

Yes, Wandisa is especially good as the evil ruler