Thursday, September 10, 2020

By the Gods!

Nemee (Moira Orfei) takes care of a wounded Hercules (Mickey Hargitay) in THE LOVES OF HERCULES (1960; also known as Hercules vs the Hydra)

This was Moira's second feature and she apparently captured producers' eyes from this as she eventually starred in countless PEPLUM movies and over 40 acting credits. I like Moira. She was a genuine PEPLUM star. She apparently had some sort of rivalry with Jayne Mansfield, who was the main star of this production. The rivalry was so much that some posters actually removed Jayne completely from them, with Moira listed as the main star. Really odd. She recalled this rivalry during an interview she had made before her death. I like this movie but I admit it's a goofy one with a befuddled Mickey Hargitay as Hercules. Fun nonetheless. 

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