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- Running time
- 196 min.
- United States
Dalton Trumbo. Novel: Howard Fast
Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, John Gavin, Nina Foch, Herbert Lom, John Ireland, John Dall, Charles McGraw, Joanna Barnes, See 5 More
Bryna Productions, Universal Pictures
Adventure. Action. Drama | Roman Empire. Slavery. Biography. Historical. Epic film
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Howard Fast Adaptations
- Based on the homonymous novel by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) is a rebellious slave who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. Word of the rebellion spreads like wildfire, and soon Spartacus' army numbers in the hundreds. They will try to reach the south of Italy so they can go back to their homes.
: 4 Academy Awards: Supp. actor (Ustinov), Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design
: Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture - Drama. 6 nominations including Actor (Olivier)
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film from any Source
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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