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Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 6 September 1946 (USA)
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar (Claude Rains), who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director:

Gabriel Pascal

Writers:

George Bernard Shaw (scenario) (as Bernard Shaw), George Bernard Shaw (dialogue) (as Bernard Shaw)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Rains ... Caesar
Vivien Leigh ... Cleopatra
Stewart Granger ... Apollodorus
Flora Robson ... Ftatateeta
Francis L. Sullivan ... Pothinus
Basil Sydney ... Rufio
Cecil Parker ... Britannus
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell ... Lucius Septimius
Anthony Eustrel ... Achillas (as Antony Eustrel)
Ernest Thesiger ... Theodotus
Anthony Harvey ... Ptolemy
Robert Adams Robert Adams ... Nubian Slave
Olga Edwardes Olga Edwardes ... Cleopatra's Lady Attendant
Harda Swanhilde Harda Swanhilde ... Cleopatra's Lady Attendant
Michael Rennie ... 1st. Centurion
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Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) hasn't been on the throne of the Pharaohs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar (Claude Rains) 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 Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Trivia

This was the most expensive British production up to this point (1945), costing an astronomical one million two hundred fifty thousand pounds sterling (about five million dollars). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, very strong multiple shadows in different directions give away the locations of very close stage lights. See more »

Quotes

Julius Caesar: Go, Ptolemy. Always take a throne when it is offered to you.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits cast list finishes with And The Crowd. See more »

Connections

Version of César e Cleópatra (1956) See more »

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Loved this one so much!!
17 July 2000 | by SnapesnapeSee all my reviews

While I switched the channel, at a sudden I found Vivien Leigh's beautiful face. Even more that was my favorite Roman(Egypt)Movie. I start watched it, slowly fascinated by its witty, humorous dialogue, wonderful performances by all cast, especially the actor who plays Caesar, and Vivien Leigh.

Unlike other serious Roman Epic, I did burst into laughs so hard several times during the movie. with Modern eye, it could be seen as out of date, laughtable, especially in those scenes where the fight sequences. but I really entertained . I've never known what kind of personality The Caesar had. Neither do about Cleopatra. Caesar described as Human-God who's wise, witty, brave and generous enough to forgive even his enermy. this is not a love story, but a chemisty between these two were great, and delightful to watch.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caesar and Cleopatra See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt See more »

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Budget:

GBP1,278,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (Encore-Action Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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