Monday, September 18, 2023


Liana Orfei dances up a storm in PIRATES OF THE COAST (1960), also starring Lex Barker

I watched this movie again this weekend. I like it. The one thing that annoys me is why was Liana a supporting character? The female lead actress is fine but Liana was so much better. This is not the only movie in which she was relegated to supporting role instead of a leading one. She eventually because a lead actress, certainly with HERCULES, SAMSON AND ULYSSES (1963) but she was often overlooked imo. Of course, she dances in almost all of her movies and this one is no exception. As for Lex, well, he made so many PEPLUM pirates / Swashbucklers movies in that short time period that something it's difficult to tell his roles apart. Directed by Domenico Paolella, who's one of the best directors of the genre.

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