Universal City: Universal, 1960. Vintage borderless photograph from the set of the 1960 film, showing star Kirk Douglas lying down on the job, the mirror image of the word IESVS (Jesus) written in the sand behind him.
Based on the 1951 novel by Howard Fast, a fictionalized account of a real life slave revolt against the Roman Empire. Along with Otto Preminger's "Exodus" the same year, the first screenwriting credit for Dalton Trumbo under his own name since he was blacklisted in 1950, effectively ending the practice in Hollywood. Nominated for six Academy Awards, winning four, including Best Supporting Actor for Peter Ustinov.
9.25 x 7 inches. Near Fine.
National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 105. Rosenbaum 1000.