Monday, February 5, 2024


Mark Forest and Mimmo Palmara in GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON (1963)

I like this movie. I've watched it many times. But there's one major flaw: it uses an insane amount of scenes from other films. Here, they're on a boat and the re-used footage edited for this movie is CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1960). If you don't know much of PEPLUM movies, this might not be an issue but for me it's hard to watch it and think of anything else but that movie. It was a cost cutting way of making movies but it sorta cheapens it. The movie is still very entertaining but with some major liabilities to it. This movie got a theatrical release in the US from VIP. There are memorable scenes in it, including one which is featured prominently on the movie poster.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, Goliath and the Sins of Babylon, paired with Samson and the Slave Queen, was given a fairly major release by American International Pictures. I remember seeing the ads in the paper. AIP has a good run of releasing Sword and Sandal films theatrically beginning with Sign of the Gladiator. Some of their other major S & S releases were Goliath and the Barbarians, Samson and the 7 Miracles, Goliath and the Dragon, and Goliath and the Vampires. Sadly of these titles only Samson and the 7 Miracles has come out on Blu-ray.