Retro Friday : PEPLUM Cliché: Cast of Thousands

Retro Friday : Old posts updated (originally posted on June 29, 2011)


PEPLUM movies often promised a "cast of thousands" but usually had a cast of 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.


1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

I sound like a griping old man, but nowadays there's just a cast of digital thousands. I prefer the real deal however many they may be.