Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra ... See full summary »
Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra is a rare woman who is bright as well as beautiful. And for Cleopatra, a friendly relationship with the most powerful man in the world may pay dividends in the future. Written by
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In Caesar's first scene, he appears under a night sky full of clouds and bright stars. The clouds don't move at all and the stars shine bright through them, giving away the fact it's a painted backdrop with lights. Also, very strong shadows exist giving away the use of stage lighting. See more »
And so to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right, and justice, and peace, until the gods create a race of men that can understand.
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Don't believe Leonard Maltin et al. This is a wonderful movie with great performances by Vivien Leigh (Cleopatra), Claude Rains (Caesar), and Flora Robson (the maid). A truly literate and witty script and the solid appearances of Stewart Granger, Francis L. Sullivan, Ernest Thesiger, and Basil Sidney make this a must see. Anthony Harvey appears as Ptolemy; he later directed The Lion in Winter! Leigh and Rains are especially good and their chemistry together is peerless. The sets are also magnificent. A truly wonderful "adult" film. This is my by favorite Vivien Leigh performance.
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