they need to find another Swiss_Russian trapeze artist
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:57
Good points Harold. Also, we look at these movies from decades later, when our fond memory of the entire experience gauzes over all.
If in the late 1950s Western-history buffs had been told that a cowboy movie based on a Japanese samurai film was being cast with, among others, a bald Swiss-Russian former trapeze artist (Yul Brynner) in the lead and a Danish-German cutie-pie (Horst Buchholtz) as a Mexican gunman wannabe, the howls would have been titanic. (Now that I mention it, what were they thinking.)