The 300 Spartans:Released just a few years before a similar British film, Zulu, this 1962 English gladiator film depicts the tiny army of Sparta and their efforts to stave off an attack by Persian forces which greatly outnumbered the Spartans. Led by King Leonidis (Richard Egan), the Spartans army consisted primarily of a security force who guarded the palace. This rousing gladiator epic boasts an incredible cast including Diane Baker, Ralph Richardson, and Kieron Moore.
Alexander The Great:He was a fierce military commander who led huge armies into battle without a single defeat; a magnificent warrior who many believe was part god - this was Alexander The Great (Richard Burton), the legendary Greek hero hailed by his countrymen as "The King of Kings." Born in 356 B.C. into a turbulent world of political unrest, educated by Aristotle (Barry Jones) and chosen to lead his people in the grand tradition of his powerful father (Frederic March), this glorious world conqueror rose above all conflict to unite the continents of Europe and Asia and become one of the most celebrated rulers of all time.
The Robe:The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope, The Robe was nominated for five Academy Awards® in 1953, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Richard Burton.
Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio, the Roman centurion charged with overseeing the crucifixion. But when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross, his life is changed forever. With its inspired story set to a spectacular score and featuring an all-star cast, including Victor Mature and Jean Simmons, The Robe remains one of the screen's greatest biblical epics.
Demetrius And The Gladiators:Crammed with astonishing action and fight sequences this enormously successful sequel to The Robe continues the story of Demetrius (Victor Mature), the Greek slave who, after the death of his master, is sentenced to train as a gladiator in the Roman arena. There, his newfound Christian faith is put to the test when he has to contend not only with the swordsmen and wild beasts of the arena, but also the evil and sensuous Messalina (Susan Hayward) and the mad emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson).