Friday, September 11, 2020

By the Gods!

Randus (Steve Reeves) is helped by Baxus (Ahmed Ramzy) in THE SON OF SPARTACUS (1962; also known as The Slave)

In this movie, Randus, a Roman centurion, ends up as a slave. And being a slave, one has to do the things needed to set themselves free. It's a good scene and shows the desperation their characters are in. Ahmed Ramzy is mistakenly credited at IMDb by a different character and name. I've already noted about this years ago here at the blog and nothing has been made to correct it. I really like this movie except for the anti-climatic ending. One of Reeves best nonetheless.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

Great movie, but I agree fully about the inappropriate ending. '

Gianna did not seem to deserve to die alone in the desert. Early in the film her newly purchases female slave told Steve that her mistress treated her "like a Roman lady treats a Slave." This clearly implies that Gianna was not an especially harsh mistress.