6.0/10
274
3 user 3 critic

Cleopatra (1917)

The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.

Director:

Writers:

, (play) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cleopatra (1934)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman.

Director: Frank Powell
Stars: Runa Hodges, Mabel Frenyear, Edward José
Cleopatra (1963)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison
Cleopatra (1912)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The fabled queen of Egypt's affair with Roman general Marc Antony is ulimately disastrous for both of them.

Director: Charles L. Gaskill
Stars: Helen Gardner, Pearl Sindelar, Miss Fielding
Salome (1918)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When Herodias divorces her husband and marries his brother Herod Antipas, governor of Judea, the prophet John the Baptist protests and is imprisoned. Salome, daughter of Herodias and both ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards
Stars: Theda Bara, G. Raymond Nye, Alan Roscoe
The She Devil (1918)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Lolette ( Theda Bara ), an exotic and spirited peasant girl lives In the small Spanish village of Juanguera . Although ardently courted by the native swains, and particularly a bandit ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards
Stars: Theda Bara, Alan Roscoe, Fred Bond
Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Princess Cleopatra becomes Egypt's Queen and has an out-of-wedlock son with the son-less Roman ruler Julius Ceasar. Through two romances, she strives to protect Egypt from the Romans, and make her son the heir to Ceaser's Roman Empire.

Stars: Nadim Sawalha, Owen Teale, Philip Quast
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

With her family in financial difficulties, Rebecca is sent to live with her two strict, unfeeling aunts, who do not appreciate the young girl's charm and energy. Rebecca must make new ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan
Stars: Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy
Camille (1917)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hopes of a career and position by marrying... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards
Stars: Theda Bara, Alan Roscoe, Walter Law
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A humorous retelling of the classic, complicated love story, Antony and Cleopatra. Reason and judgment prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion. Surrendering everything to their desires.

Director: Barry Avrich
Stars: Geraint Wyn Davies, Yanna McIntosh, Sean Arbuckle
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Cleopatra: the last Egyptian queen and one of the most legendary women in history. A beautiful seductress who used her sex appeal in order to manipulate the most powerful men in the Roman ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Reid
Stars: Ellie Goffe, Gabriel Lo Giudice, Terry Scotchmer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When she goes to tell her husband Hubert that she is expecting a child, Caroline Knollys finds him in the arms of another woman. Caroline leaves him and, not telling him of her pregnancy, ... See full summary »

Director: James Young
Stars: Theda Bara, Wyndham Standing, Dale Fuller
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Cleopatra
... Caesar
... Antony
... Pharon (as Albert Roscoe)
... Ventidius
Dorothy Drake ... Charmian
Delle Duncan ... Iras
Henri De Vries ... Octavius Caesar
... Kephren
Hector V. Sarno ... Messenger
Genevieve Blinn ... Octavia
Edit

Storyline

The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Startling - Sensational See more »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 October 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La Reine des Césars  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Even though a print of the film did not exist, this was the version that 20th Century-Fox was inspired to remake in 1958, the result being Cleopatra (1963) starring Elizabeth Taylor. Producer Walter Wanger was handed a parched script of the original film and told to update it and immediately go into production. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Last known prints destroyed in fires
20 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Alas the last two known prints of Theda Bara's legendary movie were destroyed in fires at the Fox studios (in 1937) and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is on the AFI's list of lost films. There can be no voting on it. Cecil B DeMille may have been the last person to see the movie, after he got the Fox print over to his office for a private screening in 1934 before he made his own Cleopatra. The 1917 film is based on H. Rider Haggard's 1889 novel Cleopatra and the plays Cleopatre by Émile Moreau and Victorien Sardou and William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.The film stars Theda Bara as Cleo, Fritz Leiber Sr as Julius Caesar and Thurston Hall as Mark Antony. http://derekwinnert.com/cleopatra-1934-claudette-colbert-warren- william-henry-wilcoxon-classic-movie-review-2413/


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed