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Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)

Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (original title)
The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the ... See full summary »

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Helga Liné ...
Daliah, a Slave
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
Spartacus (as John Heston)
Giovanni Vari ...
Tipho, Smith (as John Warrell)
Ursula Davis ...
Lydia, Giulio Varro's Daughter
Giuliano Dell'Ovo ...
Mature Gladiator (as Julian Dower)
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Gladiator Rizio (as William Bird)
Frank Oliveras ...
Gladiator
Vassili Karis ...
Young Gladiator (as Marco Vassilli)
Salvatore Borghese ...
Mute Gladiator (as Sal Borgese)
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Gladiator Lepto (as Don Emil Messina)
Romano Giomini ...
Gladiator (as Gordon Steve)
Jeff Cameron ...
Gladiator
Aldo Canti ...
Gladiator (as Alan Lancaster)
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Gladiator (as Fred Hudson)
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The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the Coliseum - dead or alive! Written by Fryingham

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Italian censorship visa #44438 of December 23, 1964. See more »

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Senator Varro: If you fail me once again, you'll return to being a slave. Even worse, I'll have your tongue cut out. I'll tear out your eyes. And I will send you into the mines where you'll be whipped, and I will have your wounds, all of them, rubbed with salt.
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Above average entry for the genre
20 January 2017 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

As I've mentioned before in the past, I generally don't think much of the sword and sandal movies that came out of Europe in the 1960s. So you might imagine my surprise when I found this particular example of the genre to be not that bad at all. Now, I'll admit it's far from perfect. The movie does have a major weakness, and that is with the characters. The ten gladiators, for one thing, are pretty much interchangeable; we hardly learn a thing about them such as their names, and they all seem to talk and act alike. Spartacus isn't that much better written, one reason being that he doesn't make that many appearances, and the few times he shows up are pretty short in length. As for the bad guys, they are straight out of the stock character catalog.

But if you're willing to put up with the poorly written characters, the movie does all the same manage to be reasonably entertaining. The story is snappily paced, and even manages to put in a bit more plot than usual. The production values aren't bad, and the main selling point of the movie - action - is well done. There's quite a bit of action, and the action is choreographed and directed in a manner to be quite exciting at times.

"Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators" isn't a great movie, but it does satisfy the lazy weekend audience. It is perfectly fine non-think entertainment. We all get in that mood on occasion, so when you're in that particular frame of mind, give it a spin in your DVD player.


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