Spartacus Poster

Spartacus (1960)

8.0

Rated by 2 people

184 min.
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Biography
Plot  In the 1st century BC, the Roman Republic has slid into corruption, its menial work done by armies of slaves. One of these, a proud and gifted man named Spartacus, is so uncooperative in his servitude that he is sentenced to fight as a gladiator. He is trained at a school run by the unctuous Roman businessman Lentulus Batiatus, who instructs Spartacus's trainer Marcellus to bully the slave mercilessly and break his spirit. Amid the abuse, Spartacus forms a quiet relationship with a serving woman named Varinia, whom he refuses to rape when she is sent to "entertain" him in his cell.

Batiatus receives a visit from the Roman senator Marcus Licinius Crassus, an arch-conservative who aims to become dictator of Rome. Crassus buys Varinia on a whim, and for the amusement of his companions arranges for Spartacus and three others to fight in pairs. When Spartacus is disarmed, his opponent, an African named Draba, spares his life in a burst of compassion and attacks the Roman audie...
  

Director(s)

Cast

Kirk Douglas
Spartacus
Jean Simmons
Varinia
Peter Ustinov
Batiatus
Tony Curtis
Antoninus
John Gavin
Julius Caesar
John Dall
Marcus Glabrus
Nina Foch
Helena Glabrus
Herbert Lom
Tigranes Levantus
Charles McGraw
Marcellus
Joanna Barnes
Claudia Marius

Others

All Titles

Spartacus
English Original Title

Release Dates

Country

United States

Language

English

Updates

  Barton Fink rated Spartacus (1960) with 9.0 stars / 05.10.2016



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