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.
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.