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The 300 Spartans (1962) Poster

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Sir Ralph Richardson has only four scenes, despite being second billed.
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Comic Artist Frank Miller saw this movie as a boy and said: "it changed the course of my creative life". His graphic novel "300", about the Battle of Thermopylae, was the basis for 300 (2006).
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The final movie for David Farrar (Xerxes), after which he retired to South Africa.
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At the time, this movie was considered the most violent movie in America.
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The photos of ancient Greek ruins used during the main credits are directly comparable with the paintings used during the main credits of The Guns of Navarone (1961).
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Average Shot Length = ~6.6 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.1 seconds.
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This film was released in 1962, a time when there was a world-wide craze for sword and sandal epics set in the ancient Greco-Roman world that were being produced in Italy and often involving heroes with super-human strength.
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This movie is listed in the annual "Screen World" for 1961 releases as "The Lion Of Sparta", but reappeared with full photo coverage for the next issue (for 1962 releases) as "The 300 Spartans".
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Finnish censorship certificate # 64266 delivered on 29-1-1963.
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