The William Castle Blogathon :: Deceitful! Desirable! Deadly! See Her Conquer the Man Who Conquered the World! (November, 1953)





And here we have Serpent of the Nile, Castle and Katzman’s z-budget take on the tale of Anthony and Cleopatra, with Raymond Burr and Rhonda Fleming subbing in for Richard Burton and Liz Taylor. Shot on the still standing sets of Salome, with dubious matte shots galore, as the rumor goes. “2 Years in the Talking. 12 Days in the Shooting.” Would love to see it based on what few YouTube clips I’ve found.
This re-post is part of Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In’s The William Castle Blogathan, a week long tribute to the King of Schlock. Follow the linkage, Boils & Ghouls. It’s gonna be a great week. And stick around, as we’ll be showcasing Castle’s film career from its fairly normal beginnings through it psychotronic glory days. Stay tuned!

The Nebraskan (1953) Columbia Pictures / P: Wallace MacDonald / D: Fred F. Sears / W: David Lang, Martin Berkeley / C: Henry Freulich / E: Al Clark, James Sweeney / M: Ross DiMaggio / S: Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes, Wallace Ford, Richard Webb, Lee Van Cleef, Jay Silverheels

Serpent of the Nile (1953) Columbia Pictures / P: Sam Katzman / D: William Castle / W: Robert E. Kent / C: Henry Freulich / E: Gene Havlick / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Raymond Burr, Jean Byron, Michael Ansara

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