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Spartaco (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, History | June 1954 (USA)
74 B.C. Somewhere in the Roman Empire, Spartacus, a young officer, is condemned to be a slave because he hit a superior. Brought back to Roma in a gladiators' school, he escapes and stirs ... See full summary »

Director:

Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hampton)

Writers:

Jean Ferry (adaptation), Maria Bory (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Massimo Girotti ... Spartacus
Ludmilla Tchérina ... Amitys
Yves Vincent ... Octavius
Gianna Maria Canale ... Sabina Crassus
Carlo Ninchi ... Marcus Licinius Crassus
Vittorio Sanipoli ... Marcus Virilius Rufus
Carlo Giustini Carlo Giustini ... Artorige
Umberto Silvestri Umberto Silvestri ... Lentulus
Teresa Franchini Teresa Franchini ... Spartacus' Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Beauchey Jacques Beauchey ... (voice)
Claude Bertrand Claude Bertrand ... (voice)
Brochard Brochard ... (voice)
Jacqueline Chambard Jacqueline Chambard ... (voice)
Cécile Didier Cécile Didier ... (voice)
Claire Guibert Claire Guibert ... (voice)
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74 B.C. Somewhere in the Roman Empire, Spartacus, a young officer, is condemned to be a slave because he hit a superior. Brought back to Roma in a gladiators' school, he escapes and stirs up all the slaves in a revolt against the Roman Empire. Written by Yepok

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Barbaric Splendor! Wanton Revels! A City Mad With Pagan Pleasures! See more »

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Adventure | History

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sins of Rome See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Consorzio Spartacus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sabina Crassus: [to Spartacus] Are you suffering much?
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Eight years before Kubrik..
12 November 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

... and I would like to avoid any comparison,because Freda's work is a good one which compares favorably with its epic successor.I'm even almost sure that Dalton Trumbo saw this movie ,because Ludmilla Tcherina 's and Jean Simmons 's characters look like each other a lot.The longing for freedom is more intense in Freda's work ,perhaps because these are Italians in their homeland.No "snails or oysters " scene but on the other hand ,it's amazing how his enemies try to win over Spartacus,by charm (Gianna Maria Canale's Sabina) or by promising him a high position in the Roman Empire (her father).Final scenes are similar in both movies and Tcherina's sword is finally more convincing than Simmons' baby.

Freda's directing is impressive and features a lot of strong scenes .Good performances.


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