Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 24, 1960

Spartacus (Bryna Productions; Universal-International) is a new kind of Hollywood movie: a superspectacle with spiritual vitality and moral force. Quality, of course, is not permitted to inhibit quantity. Shot in a widescreen, full-color process known as Super-Technirama 70. Spartacus runs for 3 hr. 25 min., including a brief intermission, employs 100 major sets, 8,000 extras and far more big names than most marquees can carry—among them Kirk Douglas. Sir Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton. Peter

Ustinov, Tony Curtis, John Gavin, Nina Foch, John Dall, Herbert Lorn, John Ireland. Even in reserved-seat release...

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