Saturday, April 24, 2010

Unconquered (1947)

A review of the action-packed DeMille film Unconquered, starring Paulette Goddard and Gary Cooper. According to Classic Movies Digest:
The storyline presents Goddard’s character with one torrid and dangerous adventure after another, including being stripped and beaten in public, stripped and tied to an Indian torture stake and going hurtling over a treacherous waterfall among other things. The actress is also involved in one of deMille’s famous bathtub scenes, this time in a wooden barrel, cleavage and all parts concealed by soap suds non existent in pre-Revolutionary times, but the censors would not be silenced. All this brouhaha caused the film to be known as “The Perils of Paulette” around the Paramount lot where at the time another film under production was the Betty Hutton vehicle The Perils of Pauline.

1 comment:

Julygirl said...

I did not know about this film. I am wondering if Turner Classic Movies has ever aired it.