The Invincible Gladiator

The Invincible Gladiator (Italian: Il gladiatore invincibile, Spanish: El gladiador invencible) is a 1961 film directed by Alberto De Martino and Antonio Momplet. The film stars Richard Harrison.

The Invincible Gladiator
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Directed by
Produced by
  • Alberto De Martino
  • Antonio Momplet[2]
Screenplay by
  • Francesco De Feo
  • Alberto De Martino
  • Anacleto Fontini
  • Antonio Momplet
  • Francesco Thellung
  • Nativdad Zaro[2]
Story by
  • Francesco De Feo
  • Anacleto Fontini
  • Francesco Thellung
  • Nativdad Zaro[2]
CinematographyEloy Mella[2]
Edited byOtello Colangeli[2]
  • Films Columbus
  • Variety Film Productions
  • Athena Films[1]
Release date
  • 13 October 1961 (1961-10-13) (Italy)
Running time
105 minutes[2]

Plot summaryEdit

Twelve-year-old royal king Darius, the tyrannical Rabirius, leads Acastus, a member of the Roman Empire. Gladiator Rezius saves the life of Rabirius and is tasked with leading a military expedition to destroy the band of mountain robbers. In the course of his mission, Rezius discovers that the bandits are in fact rebels led by Darius' sister Sira. Rezius's gladiator friends raise the people to rebellion, Darius ascends the throne, and Sira and Rezius get each other.



The film's exterior scenes were shot at Sevilla Film Studios in Sevilla and in La Pedriza, while the interior scenes were filmed at the De Paolis Studios in Rome.[3][page needed]


The Invincible Gladiator was released in Italy on 31 October 1961.[2][1] It was released in the United States in September 1963 with a 96-minute running time.[2][1]



  1. ^ a b c d Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 101.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 100.
  3. ^ Howard Hughes. Cinema Italiano – The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. I.B.Tauris, 2011. ISBN 9781848856080.


  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908–1990. McFarland. ISBN 978-1476662916.

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