Wednesday, July 24, 2019

By the Gods!

Don Diego (Marcello Mastroianni) woes Almadena (Silvana Pampanini) in THE ISLAND PRINCESS (1954; original Italian title: La principessa delle Canarie)

A rare film that's interesting on many levels. The first is Marcello Mastroianni, who's always a plus. This was made well before he became a superstar. The second thing is the story: the Spanish conquest of the Canary islands and the native people living on the islands. And last and by no means least: the battle scenes (below) were directed by my favorite PEPLUM genre director, Pietro Francisci, which makes this rare movie a definite must see. I need a pristine copy of this, in English.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

Looks like a first rate movie. Is there any way to download it?