Thursday, August 22, 2019


Here's a two-page ad for SIGN OF THE GLADIATOR (1959) in Movie News magazine. I scanned it from the magazine itself. It's interesting. The magazine is from Singapore and the ad shows that the movie was distributed by the Shaw Brothers. The title is also different. The US title is SIGN OF THE GLADIATOR and yet this one is titled THE SIGN OF THE GLADIATORS, in plural with a THE at the beginning. It's even more funny as the movie has no gladiator or gladiators in it.

Anita Ekberg, Georges Marchal and Chelo Alonso are showcased prominently. No Jacques Sernas who was the lead actor in HELEN OF TROY (1956) just a couple of years before. Not even a credit.

As I noted at BY THE GODS! website, the magazine cover has Steve Reeves on it but it mis-identify the movie as HERCULES & THE QUEEN OF LIDIA (aka HERCULES UNCHAINED) and not the actual movie which is THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (1959)


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