Tuesday, June 23, 2020

By the Gods!

Micah (Edmund Purdom) inspects slaves for sale in THE PRODIGAL (1955) 

Joseph Wiseman is Carmish and James Mitchell is Micah's assistant, Asham (behind Purdom). Will scenes like this, depicting slaves and slave markets (correctly or incorrectly), doom the movies they're featured in? Right now everything is being canceled so I highly doubt movies like this one will be shown any time soon.


Anonymous said...

They cancel this film cancel that film,don’t they think people have films on DVD, video or hard drive. Wayne W.

David C. Matthews said...

I dunno. The prospective slaves look white to me, so if it's not black people being sold, I don't think they'd care.

I say that because the same leftists who want America damned forever for its relatively brief (historically speaking) involvement with slavery have literally nothing to say about the slavery that is still being practiced to this day in parts of Africa and the Middle East.

Scott Ochiltree said...

The slaves in Peplum movies were overwhelmingly white and generally female.
Accordingly the PC problem will be primarily with feminists when the slaves were attractive young women.

As there were virtually no free domestic servants in the Ancient World this means that all Peplum movies showed slaves such as dancers.

Recommend you do a compilation of slave market scenes from Peplum and Arabian Nights themed films.