Thursday, December 7, 2023


Maciste (Mark Forest) is put to a test of strength in MACISTE - THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD (1961; also known as Maciste against the Mole Men)

That's Paul Wynter and Roberto Miali below the spears. I've already posted about this at the blog. It's one of the best Feat of Strength scenes in PEPLUM cinema. The thing is, trying to get the entire set-up in one photo is difficult since the movie, shot in widescreen, only shows the bottom half or top half. And if the whole scene is shown in one shot, it's filmed from far away. So, I finally came across a photo that captures the entire crazy set-up. Who designed this? They need an award!


Anonymous said...

For the whole sequence see this clip:

Dr. Jerrold Coe said...

Molemen is one of my favorite peplum films and as you said, this is one of the best feats of strength in the whole genre. It's fantastical, brutal, and Mark Forest really sells it with all that weight bearing down on him!