Friday, July 31, 2020

By the Gods!

Renato Baldini, Gianna Maria Canale and Roger Pigaut in a tense moment in THEODORA - SLAVE EMPRESS (1954)

"You live like cattle! And you're proud of it" Andres (Pigaut) tell Arcas (Baldwin) and Theodora (Canale).

I'm not familiar with Roger Pigaut's career as he practically stopped working in the 1960s. Gianna Maria Canale is, of course, the Queen of Cinecittà. The most prolific female actress of the PEPLUM genre. And then there's Renato Baldini who almost steals the show from under everyone as the hot-tempered and boisterous on and off lover of Theodora. A great movie directed by Riccardo Freda. 

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

It is one of the best Peplums ever n my view.