Thursday, January 11, 2024


Hélène Chanel and Rosalba Neri meet in DESERT RAIDERS (1964) 

PEPLUM movies always have two main actresses. In HERCULES (1958), it was Sylva Koscina and Gianna Maria Canale. In GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES (1961), it was Leonora Ruffo and Gianna Maria Canale. DESERT RAIDERS is no different. And this is the awkward moment when the two actresses are on screen together. I like this movie but compared to other Kirk Morris actioner (he's the male lead), this one is more serious and sorta downbeat. It still has all the trappings of a PEPLUM movie, but the tone is different. The production is almost identical to MACISTE IN THE VALLEY OF THE THUNDERING ECHOES (1964) which Kirk Morris and 
Hélène Chanel also star. It's a Twin Production.

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