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The 300 Spartans (1962) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Rudolph Mat? and produced by Rudolph Maté.

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Themistocles of Athens: Truth is a heady wine. A politician must never exaggerate people's capacity for it.

Themistocles of Athens: The whole of Asia is descending upon us. Many times more men than there are Greeks. These men are fierce, savage, bloodthirsty, merciless. But that is not the reason why we should fear them. That is not the source of their power. Their power lies in their unity. Unity! Remember that one terrible word which will surely destroy Greece, unless we counter it with a unity of our own. A unity of free men fighting together resisting this united tide of tyranny.

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The photos of ancient Greek ruins used during the main credits are directly comparable with the paintings used during the main credits of The Guns of Navarone
The final film for David Farrar, after which he retired to South Africa.
Comic artist Frank Miller saw this movie as a boy and said: "it changed the course of my creative life". His graphic novel "300", about the Battle of Thermopylae, was the basis for for the 2007 film.
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