The 300 Spartans is a 1962 CinemaScope epic film portraying the Battle of Thermopylae. Made with the participation of the Greek government, it was shot in the town of Perachora in the Peloponnese. The functioning title was Lion of Sparta. It stars Richard Egan as the Spartan lord Leonidas, Sir Ralph Richardson as Themistocles of Athens and David Farrar as Persian ruler Xerxes, with Diane Baker as Ellas and Barry Coe as Phylon giving the adoration interest in the film. Greek champions, drove by 300 Spartans, battle against a Persian multitude of practically boundless size. In spite of the chances, the Spartans won’t escape or give up, regardless of whether it implies their demises.
At the point when it was delivered in 1962, pundits saw the film as a discourse on the Cold War, alluding to the free Greek states as “the main fortification of opportunity staying in the then known world”, holding out against the Persian “slave domain”.
Ruler Xerxes of Persia drives an immense multitude of warriors into Europe to overcome the little city-territories of Greece, not exclusively to satisfy the possibility of “one world governed by one expert”, yet in addition to retaliate for the loss of his dad Darius at the Battle of Marathon a decade prior. Going with him are Artemisia, the Queen of Halicarnassus, who bewilders Xerxes with her female appeal, and Demaratus, a banished ruler of Sparta, to whose admonitions Xerxes pays little regard.
In Corinth, Themistocles of Athens wins the help of the Greek partners and persuades both the agents and the Spartan delegate, fighter lord Leonidas I, to concede Sparta authority of their powers. Outside the corridor, Leonidas and Themistocles consent to sustain the limited pass at Thermopylae until the remainder of the military shows up. After this, Leonidas learns of the Persian development and goes to Sparta to get out the word and rally the other soldiers.
In Sparta, his kindred lord Leotychidas is throwing away time and energy with the Ephors over the strict reap celebration of Carneia that is because of occur, with individuals from the gathering contending that the military ought to hold on until after the celebration is over before it walks, while Leotychidas fears that at that point the Persians might have vanquished Greece. Leonidas chooses to walk north quickly with his own guardian of 300 men, who are absolved from the choices of the Ephors and the Gerousia. They are therefore supported by around 700 worker Thespians drove by Demophilus and hardly any other Greek partners.