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The 300 Spartans (1962)





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A colorful action film about the Battle Of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. in which the Spartans defend themselves for a Persian invasion against overwhelming odds. King Leodinas (Richard Egan) rallies the locals to stop the attack of thousands of plundering Persian invaders led by evil King Xerxes (David Farrar). Sir Ralph Richardson as Themistocles of Athens leads the international cast this the spectacular cinematic conflict that has more emphasis on action rather than historical accuracy. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Twentieth Century Fox

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Richard Egan
as King Leonidas
Diane Baker
as Ellas
Ralph Richardson
as Themistocles of Athens
Barry Coe
as Phylon
David Farrar
as Xerxes
Donald Houston
as Hydarnes
Kieron Moore
as Ephialtes
John Crawford
as Agathon
Robert Brown
as Pentheus
Laurence Naismith
as 1st Delegate
Ann Wakefield
as Artemisia
Anne Wakefield
as Artemisia
Ivan Triesault
as Demaratus
Charles Fawcett
as Mogistias
Sandro Giglio
as Xenathon
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Critic Reviews for The 300 Spartans

All Critics (4)

As sword-and-sandal films go, 'The 300 Spartans' is a good one, but don't expect hard-edged action and graphic violence of the '300' sort.

Full Review… | February 21, 2014
Movie Metropolis

The battles seem more realistic because they are done essentially like a stage play in real time. This requires real skill and training.

Full Review… | August 4, 2010
Laramie Movie Scope

Tecnicamente eficiente (especialmente no que diz respeito aos figurinos), o filme dilui sua fascinante base histórica em romances proibidos, diálogos superficiais e batalhas desinteressantes.

March 29, 2007
Cinema em Cena

The poor Spartans, all 300 of them, are in a supercilious film.

Full Review… | June 24, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The 300 Spartans

Never mind the slight slow points and somewhat repetitive battle scenes. This is an original, interesting and entertaining story with very strong characters, fairly good production and directing and surprisinly impressive action sequences. It is a truly underrated and entertaining classic.

Cameron Johnson
Cameron Johnson

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It inspired Frank Miller to write and draw "300". That's the only nice thing I can say about this long, dull, pretentious, plodding, and dated epic.

Duncan Ryan-Ross
Duncan Ryan-Ross

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strictly cardboard

jay nixon
jay nixon

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