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Spartacus (6-Oct-1960)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Dalton Trumbo

From novel: Spartacus by Howard Fast

Music Composed and Conducted by: Alex North

Producer: Edward Lewis

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Gladiators, Ancient Rome, Martyrdom

The slave Spartacus is sold into a gladiatorial school, and after participating in a match to the death for the amusement of patrician Romans, revolts with the other gladiators; they and other slaves make a formidable army which nearly topples the Roman Republic in 73 BC. The film was originally to be directed by Anthony Mann, but Kirk Douglas fired him three weeks into production. Won Oscars for Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Set Decoration and Best Costume Design; received additional nominations for Best Dramatic Score and Best Editing. A 1991 restoration has the "snails and oysters" scene included.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joanna Barnes
Actor
15-Nov-1934   Goodbye Charlie
Tony Curtis
Actor
3-Jun-1925 29-Sep-2010 Some Like It Hot
John Dall
Actor
26-May-1918 15-Jan-1971 Rope
Kirk Douglas
Actor
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
Nina Foch
Actor
20-Apr-1924 5-Dec-2008 Executive Suite
John Gavin
Actor
8-Apr-1928   Julius Caesar in Spartacus
John Hoyt
Actor
5-Oct-1905 15-Sep-1991 Attack of the Puppet People
John Ireland
Actor
30-Jan-1914 21-Mar-1992 All the King's Men
Charles Laughton
Actor
1-Jul-1899 15-Dec-1962 Island of Lost Souls
Herbert Lom
Actor
11-Sep-1917 27-Sep-2012 Chief Inspector Dreyfus
Charles McGraw
Actor
10-May-1914 30-Jul-1980 Armored Car Robbery
Laurence Olivier
Actor
22-May-1907 11-Jul-1989 Shakespearean actor
Jean Simmons
Actor
31-Jan-1929 22-Jan-2010 Guys and Dolls
Harold J. Stone
Actor
3-Mar-1911 18-Nov-2005 The Harder They Fall
Woody Strode
Actor
28-Jul-1914 31-Dec-1994 Sergeant Rutledge
Peter Ustinov
Actor
16-Apr-1921 28-Mar-2004 British stage actor

CAST

Kirk Douglas   ...   Spartacus (slave)
Laurence Olivier   ...   Crassus (senator)
Jean Simmons   ...   Varinia (slave)
Charles Laughton   ...   Gracchus (senator)
Peter Ustinov   ...   Batiatus
John Gavin   ...   Julius Caesar
co-starring
Nina Foch   ...   Helena Glabrus
Herbert Lom   ...   Tigranes Levantus
John Ireland   ...   Crixus
John Dall   ...   Marcus Publius Glabrus
Charles McGraw   ...   Marcellus
with
Joanna Barnes   ...   Claudia Marius
Harold J. Stone   ...   David
Woody Strode   ...   Draba
Peter Brocco   ...   Ramon
Paul Lambert   ...   Gannicus
Robert J. Wilke   ...   Guard Captain
Nicholas Dennis   ...   Dionysius
John Hoyt   ...   Caius
Frederic Worlock   ...   Laelius
and co-starring
Tony Curtis   ...   Antoninus (slave)

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