What on earth made Hollywood think there was a market for the story of infighting among Zaporozhian Cossacks?
Some of the accents sound like Dan Akroyd as the super-cool czechoslovakian Festrunk brother.
It was 1962 and Brynner needed a role.
He really wanted to do a musical but Mama Rose and Marian Peru were already cast.
An even worse one is Kings of the Sun from 1963 where Yul is a Native American and non-actors George Chakiris and Shirley Anne Field (British starlet) are both expressionless as Inca or is it Maya royalty who flee from the bad people. It is an absolute hoot and so bad its just bad.
Poor Christine Kaufmann - had a promising European career and gave it up to be the next Mrs Tony Curtis - which did not last long. Trust she had a good retirement pension.
That movie broke up my parents' happy marriage!
Jamie Lee for Activia
[quote] It is an absolute hoot and so bad its just bad.
Exact thought I had. The movie is on now and I said, "This movie is so bad that it's bad."
Maybe that's why the network is called THIS TV. This is baaad.
Apparent today is Yul Brenner Stinker Day. And Yul Brenner made enough stinkers.
I guess it's good that what Jamie Lee Curtis has (androgen insensitivity syndrome) is not inherited, since the patient cannot have children.
In my country, I am hetman.
By the way, we propped up the Romanovs for a couple of centuries.
They paid handsomely.
You will be taken to the stone sacrifice. And thereafter you will dwell with the gods for all eternity.