Tuesday, November 8, 2011

QUO VADIS 60th anniversary: Cast of Thousands

QUO VADIS is one of the few films that can actually boast the then popular selling point: CAST OF THOUSANDS! 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. The film holds a record for the most costumes used in one movie: a staggering 32,000!

Director Mervyn LeRoy looks at the large cast of extras streaming into the Arena set.

The large crowd is in panic during the burning of Rome.


S.R.Orsulak said...

The burning of Rome must have been a very difficult segment to film and I bet took a lot of patience, and the final cut brilliant.

PEPLUM cinema said...

It's one of the many highlights of the film and that moment in history hasn't been surpassed by any film since then.