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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cleopatra
... Julius Caesar
... Marc Antony
... Herod
... Octavian
... Calpurnia
... Enobarbus
... Apollodorus
... Brutus
... Casca
Ian Maclaren ... Cassius (as Ian MacLaren)
Eleanor Phelps ... Charmion
... Pothinos
... Iras
... Glabrio (scenes deleted)
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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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Costume designer Vicky Williams left the project because she was annoyed by what she perceived as a lack of organization in the department. See more »

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The main doors to Cleopatra's chambers have modern metal hinges. See more »

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Cleopatra: So, a woman isn't strong enough to help the mighty Caesar?
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The Mother of All Epics!
16 February 2001 | by 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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