Thursday, April 12, 2012

Now Playing: APRIL 12, 1962

Another world premiere in Florida, this time in Miami for one of the year's most memorable films.

This film needs no introduction, but I'll show you a trailer anyway. FilmTrailersChannel uploaded this version to YouTube.

One person does it, then everyone does it. Yesterday it was Milwaukee; now Miami has a Taylor-Burton double bill.

The funny thing about this trend is that it seems to underline how unknown Burton still was despite toiling in Hollywood for a decade -- he starred in The Robe, for Chrissakes. Yet I wouldn't be surprised if some of his films earned more in these Cleosploitation double bills than they did in their original releases in a lot of places. At this rate people will be seeing a lot of Burton before Cleopatra itself comes out.

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