300 Spartans, The (1962)
Front Cover Actor
Richard Egan Leonidas, Spartan King
Ralph Richardson Themistocles of Athens
Diane Baker Ellas, Leonidas' Niece
Barry Coe Phylon, son of Grellas
David Farrar Xerxes, Persian King
Donald Houston Hydarnes, Commander of the Immortals
Anna Synodinou Gorgo, Leonidas' Wife
Kieron Moore Ephialtes, Greek Traitor
John Crawford Agathon the Spartan Spy
Robert Brown Pentheus, Leonidas' Second in Command
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Drama; History; War
Director Rudolph Maté
Writer Gian Paolo Callegari; Remigio Del Grosso
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 54 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The futile yet inspiring stand of 300 Greek soldiers against the hugest army ever assembled in the ancient world inspired this typical example of Hollywood epic movie-making. King Leonidas of Sparta (Richard Egan, Demetrius and the Gladiators), prevented by political squabbling from sending his entire army to defend the narrow pass of Thermopylae, sets out with his personal bodyguard to fight off the ambitious Persian king, Xerxes. Along the way are a pair of young lovers, scantily clad dancing girls, and treachery though a secret mountain path. The 300 Spartans, made in 1961, has an overstated cold war subtext--there's much talk of freedom vs. slavery--and there are a few too many shots of armored men marching through the Greek countryside, but the historical conflict has a fundamentally stirring quality. Also featuring Sir Ralph Richardson (Dr. Zhivago, Dragonslayer) as a wily Athenian politician. --Bret Fetzer
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Index 1581
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/19/05
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 013
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 024543115557
Chapters
Release Date 5/11/04
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
English Dolby Digital 1.0
Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1