The Snows of Kilimanjaro is about a writer and adventurer waiting to die from a thorn scratch as he reminisces about his life and it’s trials including lost loves and time spent in the Spanish Revolution. It stars Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner as his first erratic love.
Captain Kidd is often remembered in infamy as a cruel, bloody pirate. Indeed, he, along with his crew, has been accused of every crime in pirate history by popular tradition. He achieved perhaps more fame in song, story, and legend than any other pirate to sail the seven seas.
Another dubbed Italian “Sword and Sandal” movie from the 1960’s. A rich mans daughter is kidnapped to be rescued by the Son of Hercules.
A 1959 Italian sword and sandal movie starring Steve Reeves set in 490 BC, the time of the Medic Wars during which Persian armies sweep the Ancient world.
The Green Goddess is worshipped by Guatemalan natives. She contains jewels and riches, including the formula for an ancient superexplosive. Tarzan to the rescue.
Queen of the Amazons is a 1947 adventure film directed by Edward Finney. This is one of those B jungle films from the era, but it’s Jean and not Jane.
The Magic Sword (also known as St. George and the Dragon, St. George and the Seven Curses, and The Seven Curses of Lodac) is a 1962 live action fantasy film, mainly aimed at children, based loosely on the medieval legend of St. George and the Dragon.
he Lost World is a 1925 silent film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 book of the same name. The movie stars Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger. This version was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O’Brien.
Here’s a pretty fair sword and sandal from 1963. It’s the Cornel Wilde show. It’s an adaptation of the Camelot legend which Cornell Wilde wrote, produced, directed and starred in.
This fact-based drama chronicles Israel’s heroic struggle for independence under the leadership of the country’s first general (Kirk Douglas). Angie Dickinson, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner and John Wayne co-star.
Michael Gold (Brandon Lee) is sent to convince Dr. Braun (Ernest Borgnine), a Laser specialist, to defect to the United States before the KGB acquire him and use both his talent and a stolen diamond to create a nuclear weapon.
Glenn Ford stars as an American paratrooper GI who travels to France after the end of WWII to try and recover a jewel encrusted glove that had been stolen from a country church during the war. His quest leads him to a beautiful young tour guide (Geraldine Brooks), and a Nazi collaborator (George Macready) whom he had fought during the war. The movie was shot mostly on location in France and Monaco.