Friday, February 09, 2007


A film masterpiece, Spartacus is based on a book written by Howard Fast which is based on an actual slave revolt. Kirk Douglas stars as Spartacus, Jean Simmons is his love interest Lavinia, Peter Ustinov won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his role as the owner of a gladiatorial training school who buys Spartacus from the mines, Laurence Olivier is Crassus who wins the final military victory over the slave army, Tony Curtis is Crassus' runaway body servant, Charles Laughton is Gracchus who opposes Crassus in the Senate and the majority of the film was directed by Stanley Kubrick.

10/12/2009: 1001 Flicks has a review.

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