Wednesday, February 25, 2015

By the Gods!

Sabina (Gianna Maria Canale) and Spartacus (Massimo Girotti) vie for each other in SPARTACO : SINS OF ROME (1953)

Love this film! This entire scene is great. Massimo made a great Spartacus. Gianna is wonderfully malicious in this. Directed by Riccardo Freda. The producers of the Stanley Kubrick version bought the distribution rights and negatives of this film in order to sink it into obscurity in preparation for their more famous version of the story. 

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

I agree it is a most enjoyable film with a first rate cast.

The Kubrick version,however, is a lot closer to the reality of actual events (including the Romans crucifying 8,000 prisoners).