The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Dalton Trumbo and Calder Willingham
Producer: Kirk Douglas and Edward Lewis
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, Herbert Lom, John Dall, Charles McGraw, Joanna Barnes, Woody Strode, Harold Stone, Peter Brocco and Paul Lambert