Thursday, June 11, 2020

By the Gods!

Goliath (Mark Forest) is surrounded by soldiers and their spears in GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON (1963; Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo)

This one of the few ways to stop a muscular hero: surround him with deadly spears even though the spears here don't look too deadly. Usually, once surrounded, the Hero is a captive and his brought to a King or Queen for some judgement. In this case, Goliath escapes this PEPLUM cliché with Mimmo Palmara and Giuliano Gemma, on horseback, coming to his rescue. An awkward rescue.

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