Thursday, April 13, 2023


Demetrius (Anthony Hall) Princess Antillia (Joyce Taylor) ATLANTIS - THE LOST CONTINENT (1962)

This movie is the one of the few movies made in Hollywood that was a PEPLUM in the classic sense (see also THE 3 STOOGES MEET HERCULES below). Like many PEPLUM movies made in Europe, this film included new scenes with re-used scenes from other movies, from QUO VADIS (1951) for example. I like this movie. My only big gripe, and this is often the case in many PEPLUM movies, is that the two main characters are not likeable in the least. I prefer the supporting characters. Like with QUO VADIS, the Robert Taylor - Deborah Kerr relationship wasn't that convincing (their acting was fine but they had no chemistry) but the many supporting characters in QUO VADIS were all great (Leo Genn, Marina Berti, Peter Ustinov, etc). I wonder why so many PEPLUM movies are afflicted by this. 


Steven Lester said...

Was Peter Ustinov in this movie? I thought it was Edward Platt that played the Head priest.

PEPLUM TV said...

Supporting actors in QUO VADIS