Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Forgotten Films: Sangaree

I was reminded of Fernando Lamas the other day, and whenever I think of him, I think of this movie. It has some good memories connected with it because I was crazy about 3D as a kid, and my parents took me to Waco, Texas, to see this one.

It's got so much to like that it's hard to remember it all. Why not start with Arlene Dahl (Mrs. Lamas at the time the film was made), one of Hollywood's most beautiful redheads. And if that's not enough there's also Particia Medina. In 3D! Plus a shirtless Fernando, if that turns you on, not to mention pirates. And the plague. And post-Revolutionary War Savannah. Beautiful Technicolor photograhpy, too. How can you go wrong? It's just too bad that you can't see it in 3D the way I did. There's a great barrel-throwing scene. Some great accents, too. Rhonda does a great southern accent, and Fernando -- well, I'm not sure.

I'm always saying "they don't make 'em like this anymore," and of course it's true. Sangaree might be too corny or old-fashioned for today's whippersnappers. But it's still a lot of fun for us geezers. Get off our lawns!


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing they had you at "pirates."


Todd Mason said...

Or, even in early youth, Arlene Dahl.