Monday, November 6, 2023


Lisa Gastoni and Jean Sorel in THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1966) 

Directed by Sergio Corbucci who directed DJANGO the same year which became a hit around the world. I like the movie but it's an odd film in that it feels more like a TV movie than something made for the big screen. It was produced by Joseph Fryd, an American producer who supervised a number of PEPLUM productions, including HERCULES, SAMSON AND ULYSSES (1963), just as the genre was slowly dying. In this scene, the handsome Jean Sorel plays the disfigured man who covers his face. Sorel has a dual role in the movie. As I often say, any movie with Lisa Gastoni is worth watching including this one.

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