Thursday, November 7, 2019

By the Gods!

Alan Steel as Robin Hood in ROBIN HOOD, ARROWS, BEANS & KARATE (1976)

By the time Alan Steel (aka Sergio Ciani) made this movie he was 41 years old. He was in great shape. The one thing which surprised me the first time I watched this movie was Steel's height. I always knew he was sorta short. Since he was a stunt double to the taller Steve Reeves, his shorter height was always easy to spot compared to Reeves but I didn't expect him to be this short. This was one of his last films and stopped acting in 1979 and, like so many other PEPLUM star, became a recluse. This movie is fun but it's one of those odd mash-ups of genres popular in the 1970s, like AMAZONS VS SUPERMEN (1974). In this we watch Friar Tuck fight his way using karate chops. I have a full screen version in English and a widescreen version in Italian.

1 comment:

Brrrodie the Westie said...

WOW ... all I can say is WOW ... the number of S&S flicks never ends!