Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Same set, different films

Two 20th Century Fox films with the same set: DEMETRIUS & THE GLADIATORS and THE EGYPTIAN, both released in 1954. Production for DEMETRIUS was completed in September 1953, while production for THE EGYPTIAN started in March 1954. Aside from a few changes, the entire set is generally the same. I always have a sense of deja vu when I watch these movies.

Above: DEMETRIUS & THE GLADIATORS. Below: THE EGYPTIAN, with Gene Tierney and Victor Mature.

Above (two screenshots): DEMETRIUS & THE GLADIATORS, with Ernest Borgnine. Below: THE EGYPTIAN, with Mature. The railing, steps and background walls are the same.

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