Visible crew/equipment: When the slaves roll the flaming ball down the hill, we see it strike several Roman soldiers. Look closely, they are actually stuntmen dressed in asbestos suits.

Visible crew/equipment: When the slave army attack the Roman encampment at night there is a long tracking shot across the battle and as the camera moves past one of the tents you can see the camera crane shadow cast on it. (01:44:37)

Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: When Gracchus and Batiatus are eating together there is a servant girl who comes over and pours them drinks. When she lifts the jug numerous round stage lights are reflected in it. (01:17:05)

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: During the initial breakout of the Gladiatorial training school an armed guard is stabbed on a balcony and falls to the arena below. He gets up and walks into the doorway adjacent to where he had fallen, apparently satisfied that his part was completed.

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Gracchus: You and I have a tendency towards corpulence. Corpulence makes a man reasonable, pleasant and phlegmatic. Have you noticed the nastiest of tyrants are invariably thin?

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Trivia: When he was president, John F. Kennedy wanted to see this film so much he went to it in a local cinema wearing a disguise.


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