This is a fictional story of Barabbas based on a fascinating passage in the New Testament, when Pontius Pilate asks the people of Jerusalem whom they want freed - Jesus of Nazareth or Barabbas.
John Wayne plays Mongol chieftain Temujin, better known as Genghis Khan. He must battle the rival tribe that killed his father and win the heart of red-haired prisoner Bortai, played by Susan Hayward, whom he has captured in a raid.
Stanley Kubrick's film tells the tale of Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) the bold gladiator slave and Varinia (Jean Simmons), the woman who believed in his cause. Challenged by the power-hungry General Crassus (Laurence Oliver), Spartacus is forced to face his convictions and the power of Imperial Rome at its glorious height.
Roman general Maximus (Russell Crowe) goes from hero to zero, then fights back to win the heart of an Empire in this action-packed and emotionally charged blockbuster.