Film Details



SPARTACUS
Release Date: Oct 1960
Duration (in mins): 190 or 195
Cast:
Kirk Douglas (Spartacus)
Laurence Olivier ([Marcus Licinius] Crassus)
Jean Simmons (Varinia)
Charles Laughton (Gracchus)
Peter Ustinov (Batiatus)
Director:
Stanley Kubrick (Dir)
Anthony Mann
Writer:
Dalton Trumbo (Scr)
Producer:
Kirk Douglas (Exec prod)
Edward Muhl (Exec prod)
Distribution
Company:
Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Production
Company:
Bryna Productions, Inc.
Summary:
During the last century of the Roman Republic’s rule, thousands are born enslaved to either the privileged class known as patricians or the wealthiest of the commoners, known as plebeians. One exceptionally strong slave in the rock mines of Libya, Spartacus, is regularly whipped for displaying his intelligence and pride. One day, Batiatus, who trains slaves to become gladiators, purchases Spartacus and several other slaves for his training camp in Capua. There, Batiatus announces that each man w...