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1. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.7
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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and explicit sex. This is Spartacus.

Creator: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

2. Pompeii (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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39 Metascore

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Writers: Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

3. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Drama

8.5
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64 Metascore

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Writers: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

4. Rome (2005–2007)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

9.0
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

5. King Arthur (2004)

R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Writer: David Franzoni | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd

6. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Dan Brown | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

7. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.8
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »

Creator: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

8. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Creators: John Schulian, Robert G. Tapert | Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

9. Centurion (2010)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack.

Writer: Neil Marshall | Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Andreas Wisniewski

10. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Howard Fast | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

11. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.2
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75 Metascore

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

12. Ben-Hur (1959)

TV-PG | 212 min | Adventure, Drama

8.2
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Writers: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

13. The Eagle (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

Writers: Jeremy Brock, Rosemary Sutcliff | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong

14. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Writers: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil | Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

15. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Adult, Drama, History

5.2
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

Writer: Gore Vidal | Directors: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

16. Cleopatra (1963)

Approved | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, Carlo Mario Franzero | Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

17. The Last Legion (2007)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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37 Metascore

As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.

Writers: Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth, Carlo Carlei, Peter Rader, Valerio Manfredi | Director: Doug Lefler | Stars: Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Peter Mullan

18. Attila (I) (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Cochran | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Gerard Butler, Powers Boothe, Simmone Mackinnon, Reg Rogers

19. Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

Writers: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Alain Chabat | Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze, Monica Bellucci

20. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Writer: Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

21. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Writers: Fulton Oursler, Henry Denker, James Lee Barrett, George Stevens | Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

22. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)

382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

23. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History

7.4
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

24. Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.

Writers: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Thomas Langmann, Olivier Dazat, Alexandre Charlot, Franck Magnier, Declan May | Directors: Frédéric Forestier, Thomas Langmann | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alain Delon

25. Pope Joan (2009)

149 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim in the ninth century disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.

Writers: Donna Woolfolk Cross, Heinrich Hadding, Sönke Wortmann, Jodi Ann Johnson | Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Johanna Wokalek, David Wenham, John Goodman, Iain Glen

26. I, Claudius (1976– )

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.1
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

27. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

6.8
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Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Dunne, Gina Kaus, Lloyd C. Douglas, Albert Maltz | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

28. Warrior Queen (2003)

83 min | Action, Drama, History

5.4
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Boudica, the Warrior Queen on Britain, leads her tribe into rebellion against the Roman Empire and the mad Emperor of Rome Nero.

Writer: Andrew Davies | Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Alex Kingston, Steven Waddington, Emily Blunt, Leanne Rowe

29. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Unrated | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Action-packed look at the beginnings of the fall of the Roman Empire. Here is the glory, the greed and grandeur that was Rome. Here is the story of personal lust for power, and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

30. Empire (2005 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 360 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus.

Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Vincent Regan, Emily Blunt, James Frain

31. Quo Vadis (1951)

TV-PG | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman general becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emporer Nero.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, Henryk Sienkiewicz | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

32. Caesar (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 240 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Twenty year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.

Writers: Peter Pruce, Craig Warner | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken, Valeria Golino

33. Sebastiane (1976)

X | 86 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.2
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300 A.D. : the Roman Sebastianus is exiled to a remote outpost populated exclusively by men. Weakened by their desires, these men turn to homosexual activities to satisfy their needs. ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Humfress, Derek Jarman, Jack Welch, James Whaley | Directors: Paul Humfress, Derek Jarman | Stars: Barney James, Neil Kennedy, Leonardo Treviglio, Richard Warwick

34. The Silver Chalice (1954)

Approved | 142 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas B. Costain, Lesser Samuels | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Pier Angeli, Jack Palance, Paul Newman

35. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Writer: Philip Yordan | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

36. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra ... See full summary »

Writer: George Bernard Shaw | Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

37. Up Pompeii (1971)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.9
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Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems ... See full summary »

Writers: Sid Colin, Talbot Rothwell | Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Michael Hordern, Barbara Murray, Patrick Cargill

38. Amazons and Gladiators (2001)

R | 94 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

3.0
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A slave dancer is freed from her Roman masters by an Amazon warrior and is trained as an Amazon warrior and seeks vengeance on the ambitious corrupt Roman general who attacked her village and slain her family.

Writer: Zachary Weintraub | Director: Zachary Weintraub | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jennifer Rubin, Richard Norton, Nichole Hiltz

39. Masada (1981 TV Mini-Series)

394 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera, Alan Feinstein

40. Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula (2005)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male characters and vice-versa.

Writer: Gore Vidal | Director: Francesco Vezzoli | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Adriana Asti, Justine Bateman, Karen Black

41. Ben Hur (1907)

15 min | Short, Drama

5.7
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The scene opens with an assembly of citizens who are harangued by one of their number, whose words have great weight with the crowd, and their attitude of approval shows that Roman misrule ... See full summary »

Writers: Gene Gauntier, Lew Wallace | Directors: Harry T. Morey, Sidney Olcott, Frank Rose | Stars: Herman Rottger, William S. Hart

42. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Mary Magdalene becomes angry when Judas, now a follower of Jesus, won't come to her feast. She goes to see Jesus and becomes repentant. From there the Bible story unfolds through the ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut

43. St. Paul (2000 TV Movie)

170 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Biblical epic from the book of Acts and Paul's epistles covering the conversion of Saul of Tarsus and his ministry to the Gentiles now known as Paul. Pursued by fellow Jew, Reuben, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Gareth Jones, Gianmario Pagano | Director: Roger Young | Stars: Johannes Brandrup, Thomas Lockyer, Barbora Bobulova, Ennio Fantastichini

44. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

82 min | Action, Adventure, Animation

7.7
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The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.

Writers: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Tchernia | Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière

45. Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (1970)

112 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Add a Plot

Writers: Osamu Tezuka, Shigemi Satoyoshi | Directors: Osamu Tezuka, Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Chinatsu Nakayama, Kotoe Hatsui, Tsubame Yanagiya, Nobuo Tsukamoto

46. Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006– )

59 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Stars: Lyall B. Watson, James D'Arcy, Sean Pertwee, Michael Sheen

47. Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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The story picks up at the point where "The Robe (1953)" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Dunne, Lloyd C. Douglas | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget

48. The Notorious Cleopatra (1970)

88 min | Comedy

4.5
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The story of egyptian princess Cleopatra's amorous adventures.

Writer: Jim Macher | Director: Peter Perry Jr. | Stars: Loray White, Johnny Rocco, Jay Edwards, Dixie Donovan

49. Imperium (2012)

Drama, History | Active

7.7
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Back from the campaign of Numancia, Galba has been dispossessed of everything that made him a respected and powerful man... See full synopsis »

Stars: Lluís Homar, José Sancho, Nathalie Poza, Jesús Olmedo

50. The Viking Queen (1967)

91 min | Adventure

5.0
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To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman. This displeases the bloodthirsty Druids on one side and the more hard-line ... See full summary »

Writers: Clarke Reynolds, John Temple-Smith | Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Don Murray, Carita, Donald Houston, Andrew Keir