Thursday, May 25, 2023


Gordon Scott getting an impromptu massage from Pietro de Vico in GLADIATOR OF ROME (1962)

Gordon's expressions during his scenes with Pietro who plays an Annoying Sidekick cliché are funny. He's sorta like "Lets get this scene over quickly!" I'm not critiquing the actor but the character he played. The Annoying Sidekick is a staple of the PEPLUM genre as the link above shows. I like this movie but it's flawed. It has everything one looks for in a PEPLUM film, including Scott in top form, but the script is sorta lacklustre. The ending, which is action packed, is anti-climatic with Scott basically doing nothing. This movie was originally released the same day as COLOSSUS OF THE ARENA starring Mark Forest.

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