Spartacus

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In 73 B.C., a Thracian slave leads a revolt at a gladiatorial school run by Lentulus Batiatus (Sir Peter Ustinov). The uprising soon spreads across the Italian Peninsula involving thousand of slaves. The plan is to acquire sufficient funds to acquire ships from Silesian pirates who could then transport them to other lands from Brandisium in the south. The Roman Senator Gracchus (Charles Laughton) schemes to have Marcus Publius Glabrus (John Dall), Commander of the garrison of Rome, lead an army against the slaves who are living on Vesuvius. When Glabrus is defeated his mentor, Senator and General Marcus Licinius Crassus (Sir Laurence Olivier) is greatly embarrassed and leads his own army against the slaves. Spartacus and the thousands of freed slaves successfully make their way to Brandisium only to find that the Silesians have abandoned them. They then turn north and must face the might of Rome.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Dalton Trumbo (screenplay), Howard Fast (based on the novel by)
Production: Universal Pictures
Year: 1960
MetaScore: 87/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 17 Nov 1960
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations.


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Spartacus - Kirk Douglas
Varinia - Jean Simmons
Gracchus - Charles Laughton
Batiatus - Peter Ustinov
Julius Caesar - John Gavin
Helena Glabrus - Nina Foch
Crixus - John Ireland
Tigranes Levantus - Herbert Lom
Marcus Publius Glabrus - John Dall
Marcellus - Charles McGraw
Claudia Marius - Joanna Barnes
Draba - Woody Strode
Ramon - Peter Brocco
Gannicus - Paul Lambert
Guard Captain - Robert J. Wilke
Dionysius - Nick Dennis
Caius - John Hoyt
Laelius (as Frederic Worlock) - Frederick Worlock
Antoninus - Tony Curtis
Small Role - David Armstrong
Slave - John Barton
Legionnaire - Arthur Batanides
Gladiator - Paul Baxley
Guard - John Benson
Little Girl - Shari Lee Bernath
Pirate - Norman Bishop
Prisoner - Bill Blackburn
Slave - David Bond
Soldier - Buff Brady
Gladiator - Don Bramblett
Soldier - Brad Brown
Soldier - Jerry Brown
Gladiator - Rudy Bukich
Pirate - Bob Burns
Fimbria - Paul E. Burns
Slave - Polly Burson
Guard - Wayne Burson
Soldier - Joe Canutt
Soldier - Tap Canutt
Gladiator - Al Carmichael
Soldier - Bill Catching
Soldier - Chuck Courtney
Gladiator - Hume Cronyn
Capua Guard - John Daheim
Slave Girl - Carol Daniels
Roman legionnaire - Tony Dante
Legionnaire - Ted de Corsia
Majordomo - Terence de Marney
Gladiator - Frank Donahue
Slave - Mary Donovan
Petitioner - Craig Duncan
Beheaded Man - Johnny Duncan
Gladiator - Louie Elias
Gladiator - Maurice Elias
Roman Businessman - Roy Engel
Salt Mine Slave / Gladiator / Slave General - Richard Farnsworth
Centurion - Logan Field
Slave - Lila Finn
Roman Senator - Duke Fishman
Mother with Child - Charlotte Fletcher
Caius (voice) - Paul Frees
Soldier - Rudy Germane
Woman Selling Chestnuts - Jeanne Gerson
Pirate - Seamon Glass
Soldier - Joe Gold
Slave Leader - Sol Gorss
Trainer - Marv Goux
Petitioner - Jack Grinnage
Slave - Donna Hall
Slave - Don Happy
Slave - Edith Happy
Gladiator / Soldier - Brad Harris
Marius - Joe Haworth
Soldier - Chuck Hayward
Metallius - Vinton Hayworth
Slave Guard - Wayne Heffley
Slave - Lars Hensen
Soldier - Manuel Herreros
Small Role - Bob Herron
Beggar Woman - Hallene Hill
Slave Leader - Charles Horvath
Orderly - Basil Howes
Soldier - Bob Hoy
Salt Mine Slave / Gladiator / Slave General - Loren Janes
Julia - Jil Jarmyn
Petitioner - Anthony Jochim
Juggler - Duke Johnson
Roman Businessman - Paul Keast
Soldier - Valley Keene
Slave - Pete Kellett
Roman Senator - Kenner G. Kemp
Gladiator - Hubie Kerns
Crassus' Standard-Bearer - Aron Kincaid
Soldier - Desmond Koch
Roman Senator - Paul Kruger
Pirate - Stubby Kruger
Guard - Carey Loftin
Symmachus - Dayton Lummis
Soldier - Cliff Lyons
Roman General - Otto Malde
Small Role - Michael Masters
Gladiator - Gordon Mitchell
Galeno - Bob Morgan
Guard - Rod Normond
Boy Chicken Seller - Dayton Osmond
Slave - Eddie Parker
Slave Girl - Josephine Parra
Guard - Harvey Parry
Gladiator - Regis Parton
Gladiator - Victor Paul
Garrison Officer - Leonard Penn
Slave Leader - Gil Perkins
Gladiator - Jack Perkins
Narrator - Vic Perrin
Guard - Larry Perron
Slave - Robert Perry
Pirate - Eugene Poole
Soldier Whose Arm is Hacked Off - Bill Raisch
Gladiator - Wally Rose
Slave - Frosty Royce
Little Girl in Slave Camp - Evelyn Rudie
Slave Girl - Autumn Russell
Gladiator - Aaron Saxon
Gladiator - Jim Sears
Roman Senator - Scott Seaton
Soldier - Bill Shannon
Gladiator - Alex Sharp
Gladiator - Tom Steele
Centurion - John Stephenson
Legionnaire - Robert Stevenson
Slave Girl - Kay Stewart
Gladiator - Jerry Summers
Bit Part - Ken Terrell
Gladiator - Glen Thompson
Staff Officer - Larry Thor
Prisoner - John Traux
Guard - Don Turner
Old Crone - Lili Valenty
Soldier - Buddy Van Horn
Trainer - Dale Van Sickel
Slave at Gracchus' Home - Louise Vincent
Guard - Peter Virgo
Child - Judy Whitney
Gladiator - Charles Wilcox
Gladiator - Billy Williams
Soldier - Jack Williams
Slave Girl - Lynda Lee Williams
Guard - Fred Zendar