PEPLUM Cliché: Cast of Thousands

Though often promised but rarely lived up to, movies always promised a "cast of thousands" but usually had a cast hundreds.
From LAND OF THE PHARAOHS. The crowd scenes were huge in this film.

Gordon Scott in GOLIATH & THE VAMPIRES

From SINS OF POMPEII

Both photos above and below, from QUO VADIS(1951)
Filmed in Italy after WWII, MGM were able to get huge crowds for a cheap
price for QUO VADIS because of the poor post-war economy.


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