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Cleopatra (1912)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, History  |  13 November 1912 (USA)
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The fabled queen of Egypt's affair with Roman general Marc Antony is ulimately disastrous for both of them.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helen Gardner ...
Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt (as Miss Gardner)
Pearl Sindelar ...
Iras - An Attendant (as Miss Sindelar)
Miss Fielding ...
Miss Robson ...
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Nicola - a Child (as Miss Helene)
Charles Sindelar ...
Mr. Howard ...
Pharon - a Greek Slave and Fisherman
James R. Waite ...
Mr. Osborne ...
Diomedes - a Rich Egyptian (as Mr. Osborn)
Harry Knowles ...
Mr. Paul ...
Mr. Brady ...
Serapian - an Egyptian Priest
Mr. Corker ...
Ixias - Servant to Ventidius
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Storyline

When she discovers that a slave named Pharon professes his love for her, Cleopatra makes a bargain with him: she will give him ten days of "love," at the end of which he is to commit suicide. He agrees, although the queen's handmaiden Iras, in love with the slave, isn't happy with the arrangement. Later when Cleopatra is seducing Marc Antony, her relationship with Pharon is used against her, but with little effect. She allies herself with Antony against Octavius, participates in a brief war, then meets her end rather than be subjected to Roman rule. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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13 November 1912 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cleopatra: The Romance of a Woman and a Queen  »

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$45,000 (estimated)
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Shakespeare's play was produced in London circa 1606-7' - Sardou's play, Cléopatre, opened in Paris on 23 October 1890. See more »

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What WERE they thinking??
24 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw the restored version of this film, which was funded by and shown on Turner Classic Television. Realizing that it was a filmed stage play done in 1912, I had no unrealistic expectations for the production values. And, as an early 20th century stage play, I thought it was quite good, But...and I still can't get over this...the soundtrack was so inappropriate that I had to watch the film with the TV muted. I have nothing against "modern" soundtracks for silent films, and in some cases, they work very well, such as Moroder's "Metropolis", but this was downright laughable in many places.


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