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Jupiter's Darling

Directed by George Sidney
United States, 1955
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Synopsis

Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and he also loves his beautiful but invulnerable fiancée, Amytis. Fascinated by the tales she has heard about Hannibal, who is about to attack Rome, Amytis is driven by curiosity to the edge of his camp.

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Jupiter's Darling Directed by George Sidney

Critics reviews

For an avowed heterosexual, Keel, like Williams, had a highly developed sense of camp, and George Sidney, an underrated figure in the Freed Unit’s pantheon of directors, was the ideal man to unleash it (though see also Minnelli’s Kismet) as he also did in Kiss Me Kate. And Esther Williams, perhaps the greatest ever swimmer turned actor (step aside Weissmuller, back off “Buster” Crabbe!) more than holds her own.
January 12, 2017
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