Monday, August 16, 2021

By the Gods!

Gordon Mitchell and Abbe Lane in JULIUS CAESAR AGAINST THE PIRATES (1962)

I like this movie even though a lot of so-called PEPLUM fans don't like it. It's quite the macho film experience. Directed with OTT machismo style by Sergio Grieco, who, just a couple years before this directed subdued and 'nice' movies like PIA OF PTOLOMY (1958). Mitchell, who almost always played angry villains, is here playing a notorious pirate who took Caesar hostage. The movie is inspired by real events but I doubt anything in this fun movie resembles anything with history. Abbe Lane was an 'It' girl back then. The singer starred in a handful of movies made in Italy.

1 comment:

Dr. Jerrold Coe said...

I like this one too! It's well produced with an engaging story, and the actors all come off well. A solid B-tier peplum in my books.