Taryn Power in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

In 1977, Taryn Power was second-billed in the movie Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. The star was Patrick Wayne, the son of the legendary John Wayne, and Taryn Power was the daughter of matinee idol Tyrone Power. This combination of second generation film stars was easy publicity for the film.

Taryn Power & Patrick Wayne

Despite being billed second in the film, much of the attention now seems to be geared towards Taryn Power's female co-star Jane Seymour. Jane Seymour, of course, is a prolific actress who had already appeared in a James Bond movie and went on to endless work in film and television. This is compared to Taryn Power who worked for a short while in the mid-1970s and only appeared sporadically ever since.

However, after watching Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, I was personally left with a more lasting impression of Taryn Power than with her co-star. Jane Seymour, a lovely looking woman, wearing skimpy outfits and with an obvious sexuality, for me just didn't match the unique charm of Taryn Power.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is a fantastic movie. Many critics, both professional and amateur, have labeled the film a disappointment or in some way have indicated that it is lackluster. I found it to be incredibly enjoyable and not just because of the always entertaining Ray Harryhausen effects. Sure, Patrick Wayne is not the most solid actor but I truly believe his cheesiness was a nod to adventure films of the past (such as the work of Tyrone Power who typically left something to be desired in the acting department). Besides, Patrick Troughton brings the camp and, of course, the female casting is right on.

Here are some images of Taryn Power in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger:

Taryn Power & Jane Seymour