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Cleopatra (1934)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 5 October 1934 (USA)
The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

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In 48 BC, Cleopatra, facing palace revolt in her kingdom of Egypt, welcomes the arrival of Julius Caesar as a way of solidifying her power under Rome. When Caesar, whom she has led astray, is killed, she transfers her affections to Marc Antony and dazzles him on a barge full of DeMillean splendor. But the trick may not work a third time... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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History's most seductive woman! The screen's mightiest spectacle! See more »


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Claudette Colbert was sick from April 10, 1934 to April 16, delaying the production. See more »

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In this story set in the first century before Christ, Cleopatra is depicted wearing 1930s style facial makeup, including the heart shaped lips associated with 1930s icon Jean Harlow. See more »

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Cleopatra: It seems strange to see you working. I've always pictured you either fighting or loving.
Julius Caesar: Well, I have had some experience with fighting.
Cleopatra: But none with loving, I suppose.
Julius Caesar: Well, none with pretty little queens.
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Referenced in Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963) See more »

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The Mother of All Epics!
16 February 2001 | by (West Hollywood, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Impossible to surpass, CLEOPATRA stands out as DeMille's finest work, without question the defining moment of his career. Colbert is ravishingly beautiful as the Egyptian Queen. Warren William is unsurpassed to this day as the quintessential Julius Caesar. Henry Wilcoxon, with his stellar good looks is the doomed Marc Antony in the greatest role of his career. Unquestionably breathtaking to look at down to the last detail of costume and performances. The only misfortune is that DeMille was not given a dream budget so battle scenes are lifted from some of his other pictures. However, this is the definitive CLEOPATRA of all time, superior even to the Elizabeth Taylor version nearly thirty years later. AN EPIC MUST-SEE!!!


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