The Slave


1h 32m 1963
The Slave

Brief Synopsis

Randus, the son of Spartacus, is the only man who can put an end to the tyrant Gora and his nasty habit of carving an S into each of his victims.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Figlio di Spartacus
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 29 May 1963
Production Company
Arta Cinematografica; Titanus
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In 48 B.C., Julius Caesar sends a young centurion named Randus to investigate the rule of the corrupt Grassus in the province of Lydia. En route by sea, Randus' ship runs aground, and he is captured by a band of slave drivers. But he leads a revolt, and the slaves defeat and destroy their captors. By means of a talisman he wears, Randus is then identified as the son of Spartacus, the gladiator-slave who was crucified 20 years earlier for warring against Rome. Arriving in Lydia, Randus is met by Grassus, his wily mistress Clodia, and her warrior brother Vezio. Outwardly pretending friendship, Randus secretly carries on his father's work by leading the enslaved Lydians in a revolt againt the tyrannical Grassus. Randus terrorizes the tyrants by slashing "S" as a signature. Although he is unmasked by Clodia and imprisoned, Randus is rescued by his followers, who kill Grassus by pouring molten gold over his face. Clodia is exiled to the desert, and Vezio is slain in combat by Randus. Caesar then arrives and decrees that the rebellious Randus be crucified. But the entire populace pleads for his life, and Caesar, a diplomat as well as a warrior, grants Randus a pardon.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Figlio di Spartacus
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 29 May 1963
Production Company
Arta Cinematografica; Titanus
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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The Slave (1962)


Randus, the son of Spartacus, is the only man who can put an end to the tyrant Gora and his nasty habit of carving an S into each of his victims.
The Slave (1962)

The Slave (1962)

Randus, the son of Spartacus, is the only man who can put an end to the tyrant Gora and his nasty habit of carving an S into each of his victims.

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Copyright length: 102 min. Released in Italy as Il figlio di Spartacus in 1962.