Total Pageviews

Search This Blog

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


This is a very rare film that hardly receives any airplay anymore. This version is from Turner Classic Movies which ran it on July 7th, 2011.
Marshall Thompson stars as a professor who is searching for a missing explorer and along for the ride are the very sexy Mala Powers and a mysterious man named "Hindu" who commandeers the balloon for his own purposes.
It seems that the professor and the fiancee of the missing explorer are going to be taken by the hindu to actually meet with the missing man. The hindu intends to torture Mala Powers character of Ellen in order to get the explorer to tell where he has hidden a huge treasure that once belonged to Cleopatra.
The missing explorer is played by character actor Douglas Kennedy, and he does a bang up job.
Felippe Birriel is Golun, a huge 7'11" giant of a man who easily attracts the attention of the viewer in every scene he is in.
The hindu eventually thinks he has killed the professor so he begins to have Ellen stretched on the rack, and so beings the escape and the interesting climax.
This is a good adventure film which is sometimes talky, but always good to watch for undiscriminating viewers.
I have always liked this film and I highly recommend it if you can find it. I do wish it would get a proper widescreen debut on DVD.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.