Original Universal Pictures 70mm Roadshow Half Sheet Poster (22x28) of John Gavin as the young Julius Caesar .
Original Universal Pictures 70mm Roadshow Half Sheet Poster (22x28) of John Gavin as the young Julius Caesar for the Stanley Kubrick Roman epic, SPARTACUS (1960) starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and John Gavin. Stanley Kubrick replaced original director Anthony Mann, but it was really Kirk Douglas as Executive Producer who made many of the decisions. The film is a marvelous retelling of the revolt in 73 B.C. at a gladiatorial school, which mushrooms into a crisis for the Roman Republic. Opposing political factions by Olivier and Laughton try to use the revolt to further their political ends. Besides outstanding performances from the entire cast and expert direction by Kubrick, the film has beautiful cinematography by Russell Metty and a brilliant score by Alex North. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards and won five Oscars, including Best Supporting Actor to Ustinov and Best Cinematography to Metty. We have graded this poster as Very Good Plus. There is some paper abrasion near the top center. Colors are vivid. Some edge wear. This poster would be improved with Linen Backing. Roadshow posters are much more difficult to acquire than 35mm release material for this film - and better looking as well.
Tony Curtis, Actor SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER, Actor Jean Simmons, Actor KIRK DOUGLAS, Actor SIR PETER USTINOV, Actor CHARLES LAUGHTON, Actor John Gavin, Actor ANTHONY MANN, Director STANLEY KUBRICK, Director Robert J. Wilke, Actor Charles McGraw, Actor