Monday, September 28, 2020

By the Gods!

Edmund Purdom, as Ibrahim Pascià, is comforted by a dancing girl in SULEIMAN THE CONQUEROR (1961)

I got hold of a beautiful print of this movie. What a difference it makes. I have a couple of different versions, including a nearly unwatchable one from Something Weird. The one from the screengrab below was the best I had. It's ok but compared to the new print, it's blah. I uploaded this movie and clips to Youtube and I got claims on it, mainly for the music. Edmund Purdom was a good actor who rejected Hollywood and moved to Rome. His career was spotty, to say the least. But I like him.


Scott Ochiltree said...

Edmond Purdom should be wearing a turban to comply with Islam. This
looks like a first class movie.

WILD MEN OF KURDISTAN is a film I would be eager to view, either with English subtitles or dubbed. If you have it I would be grateful if you could post it.

Anonymous said...

Actually Hollywood rejected Purdom. His two movies for MGM, after his loan out to Fox for The Egyptian,
were flops but he demanded more money and MGM cancelled his contract. Also, when he ran off with
Tyrone Power's wife, Linda Christian, the gossip columnists turned on him. Louella Parson's even went so far to "hint" Purdom was a Communist.