Tuesday, September 8, 2020

By the Gods!

Toto meets the Queen of Atlantis, Antinea (Tamara Lees) in TOTO THE SHEIK (1950)

A comedy that spoofs Sheik movies and Lost Atlantis movies. It begins in contemporary setting and as the story is set further in the desert, it becomes a PEPLUM movie. Many movies have used this template, including GWENDOLINE (1984).

Tamara Lees had an exotic look that's difficult to forget. She made a handful of PEPLUM movies, including THE QUEEN OF BABYLON (1954). I don't know why but Toto's black & white movies are better than his widescreen and color ones. The movie is on Youtube.


Scott Ochiltree said...

Unfortunately this movie is actually not available on YouTube.

Web sites that claim to have it actually offer up the Rudolph Valentino silent THE SHEIK.

PEPLUM TV said...

Search the Italian title, Totò sceicco.