Wednesday, July 18, 2018

By the Gods!

Vastar (James Robertson Justice) escorts his blindfolded son, Senta (Dewey Martin) through the secret corridors of a pyramid in LAND OF THE PHARAOHS (1955)

In this story, the construction of the pyramid has to remain a secret. Vastar is the chief architect of the immense structure. Even Vastar's son is kept in the dark about the secret paths of the Pyramid's interior. Interesting stuff. James was a Brit with a thick accent while Dewey was an American with your average American accent (he's actually from Texas). This pairing always seemed odd to me. Neither one of them are bad in their individual roles but they don't match as well. Dewey provided the 'beefcake' part of this elaborate film. Dewey is still alive! A 'Then & Now' is in order!

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

James Robertson Justice had a pretty successful career playing (mostly) jovial characters in colorful movies. Most of all I remember him from the two Disney movies "The Story of Robin Hood", as Little John, and "The Sword and the Rose", as Henry VIII.