Thursday, August 29, 2019

Lobby Cards Set: THE CONQUEROR

US lobby cards set of THE CONQUEROR (1956) starring John Wayne and Susan Hayward. Pretty good set. Card number 2, 3 and 7 are the best (or most sought after). Could have used one more card with both actors but the set gives the impression of grandeur.


Scott Ochiltree said...

THE CONQUEROR is a totally bizarre Asian "western" that veers into unintentional campyness.

Mildly enjoyable but totally ridiculous.

Richard Svensson said...

Though it certainly wasn't intentional, this became one of the weirdest movies ever made! But, it's a subtle weirdness.

Anonymous said...

I don't get the negative comments hurled at this movie. Wayne is miscast but it is still a fine film. I also don't get why Scott has to comment on everything.

Scott Ochiltree said...

Hi Anonymous:

Why do you suggest I should not comment extensively? The more comments that are posted the more interesting the forum becomes.

I read all comments carefully. Richard Svensson's comments are especially knowledgeable.

Generally I find your comments are quite worthwhile, despite your general reluctance to criticize even distinctly poor Peplum movies.

The concept of cinema in the Ancient World will never be taken seriously if even rotten movies get only "softball" criticism.