Monday, April 20, 2020

By the Gods!

Sergio Fantoni and Hildegard Knef in CATHERINE OF RUSSIA (1964)

I always wonder where this set was built. I've seen different variations of it, as in ATLAS AGAINST THE CZAR (1964) or FIRE OVER ROME (1965), but the actual location of the set. This movie was shot in Croatia, so presumably the set was located somewhere there. It's a vast set. Good film directed by Umberto Lenzi.

On a sad note, Sergio Fantoni died last Friday. I will have a full overview of his career on Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

I like this movie a lot. Sad to hear about Sergio Fantoni. He was always good in films. He's especially fine in Hornet's Nest, a WW2 movie with Rock Hudson and Jacques Sernas.

Anonymous said...

I remember him best in Von Ryan's Express, part of which seems to have been filmed around the Roman ruins at Ostia.

Thanks for all this information great job as always.

Graham Sumner