Wednesday, January 30, 2019

By the Gods!

Steve Reeves as Kimbar in KIMBAR OF THE JUNGLE (1949)

That's Virginia Hewitt. This short film (11 minutes or so) was a pilot of sorts for a TV series which wasn't picked up. This is Steve's earliest work in front of the camera. He made a super buff Tarzan  hero. He was 23 years old. I uploaded this to my PEPLUM TV channel if you want to see it (I don't link any videos to my blog anymore).


Brrrodie the Westie said...

Amazing! Why we PeplumBlog!

At first glance I thought it was Gordon Scott, just watched his first Tarzan flick (TARZAN'S HIDDEN JUNGLE) on Sunday while snow fell

Richard Svensson said...

I watched the clip on YouTube, and was delighted. It's really a lost opportunity, but at the same time; not keeping Reeves in the US as a TV / movie star allowed him to become an international Peplum star.