Monday, March 27, 2023


Atlas (Gordon Mitchell; Maciste in original) and Capys (Chelo Alonso) in ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS (1961)

This was Gordon's first leading role and first PEPLUM role in an Italian production. He had already appeared as an extra in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) and in SPARTACUS (1960) so this is not his first role in a PEPLUM movie. Considering this was his first lead role, I think he did a pretty good job there. Chelo had already done a dozen or so PEPLUM productions so she was a veteran by then. I like this movie. I have so many different copies of this movie, including a pretty nice one from a Spanish DVD (screengrab from it) but I'm still patiently waiting for a clear HD copy of this. 


Anonymous said...

Chelo Alonso is gorgeous in this screengrab, but that set is pretty darn close in all of its glory. Ty for posting this.

John said...

Long Live Chelo!