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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:

J. Gordon Edwards

Writers:

Adrian Johnson, Émile Moreau (play) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Theda Bara ... Cleopatra
Fritz Leiber ... Caesar
Thurston Hall ... Antony
Alan Roscoe ... Pharon (as Albert Roscoe)
Herschel Mayall ... Ventidius
Dorothy Drake Dorothy Drake ... Charmian
Delle Duncan Delle Duncan ... Iras
Henri De Vries Henri De Vries ... Octavius Caesar
Art Acord ... Kephren
Hector V. Sarno Hector V. Sarno ... Messenger
Genevieve Blinn Genevieve Blinn ... Octavia
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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.

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The Greatest Screen Siren of Today As the Great Queen Siren of Yesterday. A Theda Bara Super-Production. (Print Ad- the Saratogian, ((Saratoga Springs NY)) 19 April 1919) See more »


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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 »

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Last known prints destroyed in fires
20 April 2015 | by derekwinnertSee 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/


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

14 October 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cleopatra See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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