| Adventure, Drama, History
During the power struggle between Caesar and Crassus, a Roman centurion, who is the lost son of Spartacus, is dispatched to Crassus' camp to observe his movements and keep Caesar informed.
Unlike most of the Italian sword-and-sandal films of the 1960s which were shot at Cinecitta Studios in Rome, this film was shot mostly on location in Egypt.
La schiava Seila:
My friend, my life... is you - my love!
The position and size of the "S" scratched on the shield changes between shots: it is slightly larger and slightly higher & to the right of where it was when it was made by the sword point.
The Italian theatrical version had a 101 minute running time, with minor censorship cuts for violence. The foreign versions, namely the UK (Son of Spartacus), the USA (The Slave), the German (Der Sohn des Spartakus), and the Finish, run over 102 minutes. Although unconfirmed, there are video versions in Italy and France cut to 97 or 95 minutes.