Spartacus brought Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo out of his McCarthy-era blacklisted exile, as he adapted Howard Fast’s novel about a rebellion among slaves of the Roman Empire. An acclaimed restoration in 1991 returned the film to its original length.
Kirk Douglas starred, produced, and brought Kubrick on board as director. Also with Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Woody Strode, Laurence Olivier, and, as the fetching slave Olivier likes the looks of, Tony Curtis. (198 mins., 35mm)
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