Valley of the Kings in Color

This is another of my favorite Robert Taylor flicks.  It’s not great art, just a solid adventure story from 1954 with a cast led by old pros Taylor and Eleanor Parker. The photography is admirable with many scenes filmed at important Egyptian archaeological sites. Mr. Taylor and Ms. Parker had tremendous chemistry. The clinch in the tent is a Taylor classic. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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About giraffe44

I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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1 Response to Valley of the Kings in Color

  1. SusanaG. says:

    Hi Judith,
    This one is another winner, yes. I agree with you in that it’s not great art at all, but it really is top rated entertainment with stunning photography. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve watched it in 20 years and it never bored me, though I guess the chemistry between Bob and Eleanor, which has been remarkable from “Above and Beyond” to “Many Rivers to Cross” plays a big part. Check your FB page.


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