The Ten Gladiators (Italian: I dieci gladiatori) is a 1963 Italian film directed by Gianfranco Parolini.
Roccia and a band of fellow gladiators join forces with a patrician named Glaucus Valerius to replace Nero, (and his evil henchman, Tigelinus), with a new emperor: Servius Galba. During the course of this bloody struggle, the gladiators lose their mentor and trainer – Resius – and then must rescue Lidia, Resius’ beautiful niece, from death on the cross.
- Roger Browne as Glaucus Valerius.
- José Greci (a.k.a. Susan Paget) as Lidia.
- Dan Vadis as Roccia.
- Franca Parisi (a.k.a. Margaret Taylor) as Poppea.
- Gianni Rizzo as Claudius Nero.
- Mimmo Palmara (aka Dick Palmer) as Tigelinus.
- Ugo Sasso as Resius.
- Mirko Ellis as Servius Galba.
- Gianfranco Parolini as Livius Verus.
- Vassili Karis as Epaphrodito.
- Emilio Messina as Gladiator Leptus.
- Giuseppe Mattei (aka Pino Mattei) as Gladiator Methodius.
- Pietro Torrisi as Gladiator.
- Aldo Canti as Gladiator.
- Giancarlo Bastianoni as Gladiator.
- Giuliano Dell’Ovo as Gladiator.
- Gino Turini (a.k.a. John Turner) as Gladiator.
- Romano Giomini as Gladiator.
- Ivano Staccioli as Gladiator.
- Roberto Messina as Gladiator.
- Milton Reid as Bald Wrestler.
- Salvatore Borghese as Milo / Minius, the Mute.
- Arnaldo Fabrizio as Glaucus’ Little Servant.
- Veriano Ginesi as Geriel, the Ship’s Drummer.
The Ten Gladiators was released in Italy on 14 December 1963 with a 110-minute running time as I dieci gladiatori. On its American release, the film had a running time of 104 minutes.
Ten Gladiators Film Series
- The Ten Gladiators (1963).
- Triumph of the Ten Gladiators (1964).
- Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964).
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Gianfranco Parolini.
- Writer(s): Giovanni Simonelli and Sergio Sollima.
- Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino.
- Cinematography: Francesco Izzarelli.
- Editor(s): Edmond Lozzi.
- Production: Cine-Produzioni Associate.
- Release Date: 14 December 1963 (Italy).
- Running Time: 110 minutes (Italian version) and 104 minutes (US version).
- Rating: U.
- Country: Italy.
- Language: English and Italian.