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Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 197 min - Action, Drama, History - 6 October 1960
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Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. The film stars Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave Spartacus who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. The film was awarded four Oscars and stands today as one of the greatest classics of the Sword and Sandal genre.

Director:  Stanley Kubrick
Stars:  Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, John Dall, Woody Strode, Harold J. Stone, Charles McGraw, Joanna Barnes, Peter Brocco, Paul Lambert, Robert J. Wilke, Nick Dennis, John Hoyt, Frederick Worlock, Tony Curtis, Paul Baxley, Louie Elias, Brad Harris, Hubie Kerns, Gordon Mitchell, Regis Parton, Victor Paul, Jack Perkins, Wally Rose, Aaron Saxon, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, Shari Lee Bernath, Bill Blackburn, David Bond, Polly Burson, Carol Daniels, Lila Finn, Harold Goodwin, Sol Gorss, Betty Harford, Harry Harvey Jr., Wayne Heffley, Lars Hensen, Charles Horvath, Shep Houghton, Pete Kellett, Joan McKellen, Eddie Parker, Gil Perkins, Chuck Roberson, Frosty Royce, Autumn Russell, Kay Stewart, Kay Stewart, Helen Thurston, Louise Vincent, Joe Canutt, Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, Chuck Hayward, Robert F. Hoy, Valley Keene, George Kennedy, Cliff Lyons, Bill Raisch, Buddy Van Horn, Jack Williams, Paul E. Burns, Wayne Burson, Dick Crockett, John Daheim, Carey Loftin, Harvey Parry, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Don Turner, Peter Virgo, Fred Zendar, Ted de Corsia, Terence De Marney, Johnny Duncan, Roy Engel, Paul Keast, Kenner G. Kemp, Paul Kruger, Otto Malde, Scott Seaton, Richard Farnsworth, Logan Field, John Stephenson, Robert Fuller, Jeanne Gerson, Seamon Glass, Preston Peterson, George Robotham, James Griffith, Jack Grinnage, Anthony Jochim, Joe Haworth, Vinton Hayworth, Loren Janes, Jil Jarmyn, Aron Kincaid, Dayton Lummis, Bob Morgan, Tracy Olsen, Leonard Penn, Vic Perrin, Larry Thor, Dale Van Sickel, Carleton Young, Duke Fishman, Robert Stevenson, John Barton, Jerry Brown, John Benson

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Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. The film stars Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave Spartacus who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. The film was awarded four Oscars and stands today as one of the greatest classics of the Sword and Sandal genre.



Tagline: More titanic than any story ever told!

Genres: Action, Drama, History

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Language:  English
Release Date:  6 October 1960

Box Office

Budget:  $12,000,000
Revenue:  $60,000,000

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Technical Specs

Runtime:  3 h 17 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Peter Ustinov {“Batiatus”} – WON
ART DIRECTION (Color) — Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Eric Orbom; Set Decoration: Russell A. Gausman, Julia Heron – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) — Russell Metty – WON
COSTUME DESIGN (Color) — Valles, Bill Thomas – WON
FILM EDITING — Robert Lawrence
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) — Alex North


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