Tuesday, March 2, 2021

By the Gods!

Jorge Mistral and Yvonne de Carlo, as Mary Magdalene, in THE SWORD AND THE CROSS (1958)

This is a nice shot with the clouds moving slowly in the background. This was shot outside. Not in studio with projected background. Must have taken a long time to set that up. De Carlo played Sephora in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956), one of the biggest box office hits of the 1950s. And like other actors in that movie (John Derek, Debra Paget, etc), her film roles sorta became more sporadic in Hollywood, hence her starring in this Italian production. Why didn't THE TEN COMMANDMENTS generate more roles for her? She would eventually appear in the popular TV series, THE MUNSTERS. BTW, this was released as MARY MAGDALENE in the US.

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