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.
During an archaeological expedition to Siam, the power of the Golden Scorpion allows young radio broadcaster Billy Batson to meet the ancient wizard Shazam who gives him magic underpants so that he can protect those who may be in danger from the Scorpion’s curse.
Dr. Richard Marlow (Bela Lugosi) kidnaps young girls and tries to re-incarnate his dead wife using hypnosis and voodoo.
Davey Fenwick leave for college on a scholarship. He hopes to return on day to help the coal miners with their unsafe working conditions. He falls in love with Jenny and marries her but realizes to late that she still loves her old boyfriend. This is a great movie.