Spartacus (movie)

1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick

Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama movie directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast. The life story of the historical figure Spartacus and the events of the Third Servile War were adapted by Dalton Trumbo as a screenplay.

The movie stars Kirk Douglas as rebellious slave Spartacus and Laurence Olivier as his foe, the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus. Co-starring are Peter Ustinov (who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus), John Gavin (as Julius Caesar), Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, Woody Strode, Tony Curtis, John Dall and Charles McGraw. The movie won four Oscars in all.

The titles were designed by Saul Bass.

Anthony Mann, the film's original director, was replaced by Douglas with Kubrick after the first week of shooting.

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Brazil 17 November 1960
  Argentina 1 December 1960
  Italy 7 December 1960
  Australia 8 December 1960
  United Kingdom 8 December 1960
  Japan 15 December 1960
  Austria 16 December 1960
  Netherlands 24 March 1961
  Hong Kong 17 August 1961
  Portugal 12 September 1961
  France 15 September 1961
  India 17 October 1961
  Denmark 21 January 1962
  Ireland 9 February 1962
  Mexico 30 May 1962
  Greece 21 September 1962
  Sweden 21 September 1962
  Finland 12 October 1962
  Turkey 8 December 1963
  East Germany 18 March 1966
  Soviet Union 20 March 1967
  Hungary 2 July 1970
  Poland August 1971

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