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The 300 Spartans (1962)

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A small army of Greeks spearheaded by 300 Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian army.

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Richard Egan ...
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Themistocles of Athens (as Sir Ralph Richardson)
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Barry Coe ...
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Anna Synodinou ...
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Laurence Naismith ...
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Ivan Triesault ...
Charles Fawcett ...
Megistias
Michalis Nikolinakos ...
Myron (as Michael Nikolinakos)
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Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of them his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000. The actual heroism of those who stood (and ultimately died) with Leonidas helped shape the course of Western Civilization, allowing the Greek city states time to organize an army which repelled the Persians. Set in 480 BC. Written by Jes Beard <jesbeard@bellsouth.net>

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Thermopylae... mighty battle epic of a handful of men forming tyhe invincible "flying wedge" - against a killer horde five million strong!


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October 1962 (Austria)  »

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Lion of Sparta  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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The final film for David Farrar, after which he retired to South Africa. See more »

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Several times the Greeks refer to "Jove". Jove or Jupiter was the chief god of Roman mythology. His Greek counterpart was Zeus. See more »

Quotes

Leonidas, Spartan King: A Spartan king cannot act without the authority of his people. But I know my people, and I know they will fight.
Themistocles of Athens: Will they lead all others?
Leonidas, Spartan King: Sparta will fight, whether others will follow or not.
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Opening credits prologue: In the Year 480 B.C. King Xerxes of Persia set in motion his enormous slave empire to crush the small group of independent Greek states - the only stronghold of freedom still remaining in the then known world... See more »

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I like this better than "300"
18 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you enjoy a lot of blood, then watch "300". But, if you want something closer to what history really tells us happened at Thermopylae, then "The 300 Spartans" is what you want. I enjoyed the fact that they showed what both sides had in that time as far as weapons and tactics were concerned. They also kept the focus on the bravery of the Spartans, and that all of Greece not only wished them well, but could help, as with the Athenian fleet, not some CGI generated storm.

This was also marked by good acting all around, from Richard Egan as Leonidas, and all the supporting cast. This movie is for those who crave real history, even if much of what occurred may be lost to the ages.


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