Here’s a pretty fair sword and sandal from 1963. It’s the Cornel Wilde show. It’s an adaptation of the Camelot legend which Cornell Wilde wrote, produced, directed and starred in.
This fact-based drama chronicles Israel’s heroic struggle for independence under the leadership of the country’s first general (Kirk Douglas). Angie Dickinson, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner and John Wayne co-star.
Michael Gold (Brandon Lee) is sent to convince Dr. Braun (Ernest Borgnine), a Laser specialist, to defect to the United States before the KGB acquire him and use both his talent and a stolen diamond to create a nuclear weapon.
Glenn Ford stars as an American paratrooper GI who travels to France after the end of WWII to try and recover a jewel encrusted glove that had been stolen from a country church during the war. His quest leads him to a beautiful young tour guide (Geraldine Brooks), and a Nazi collaborator (George Macready) whom he had fought during the war. The movie was shot mostly on location in France and Monaco.