Monday, April 25, 2022

By the Gods!

Lex Barker is Robin Hood in ROBIN HOOD AND THE PIRATES (1960)

That's Edith Peters on the left. This is one odd PEPLUM movie. It sorta takes itself quite seriously but also it's very goofy throughout. The mash-up of genres is nothing new in the PEPLUM universe and having Robin Hood lost in a pirate movie could only have come from Italy. A big chunk of the movie was shot at the Tor Caldara location, which, after a while, is not very inspiring. I like the movie but it's definitely not for everyone. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lex Barker spoke several languages. He had great success in German and Italian cinema.

EXECUTIONER OF VENICE is his best known Peplum film. He also had a small part in LA DOLCE VITA.

Lex died of a heart attack at age 54 while walking down a street in Manhattan.