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Spartacus

1960 | 3h 4m | Action/Adventure Drama War

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Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) is a rebellious slave purchased by Lentulus Batiatus (Peter Ustinov), owner of a school for gladiators. For the entertainment of corrupt Roman senator Marcus Licinius Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Batiatus' gladiators are to stage a fight to the death. On the night before the event, the enslaved trainees are rewarded with female companionship. Spartacus' companion for the evening is Varinia (Jean Simmons), a slave from Brittania. When Spartacus later learns that Varinia has been sold to Crassus, he leads 78 fellow gladiators in revolt. Word of the rebellion spreads like ...

Director

Stanley Kubrick

Writers

Stars

Kirk Douglas Laurence Olivier Jean Simmons Charles Laughton Peter Ustinov John Gavin Nina Foch John Ireland Herbert Lom John Dall

Release date

08 Dec 1960

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