Sophia Loren plays a dual role, as both the sultry Queen of the Nile with a "man-a-night" appetite and a beautiful slave girl who takes her place and is wooed by a bodyguard who thinks she's the real monarch.
Cleopatra is a beautiful woman but has a small flaw: when she likes an officer of the guard, after a night of love she makes him poison by the trusted Tortul so that Marcantonio does not find out. Cesarino is a new officer, not yet aware of Cleopatra's little vice and immediately agrees to guard the queen. When she enters, however, she does not find the true sovereign, but Nisca, a slave her double who the perfidious Tortul had found to allow Cleopatra to go incognito to Marcantonio. But, after the first night, the real Cleopatra returns.Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
What would you do if you were in my place?
If I had a husband like Marc Antony I would be faithful to him.
A dog is faithful, a woman never.
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According to some sources, the original European edit contained more nudity on the part of Sophia Loren during the bath scene. The 2003 Region 1 DVD release includes a bath scene with partial nudity that appears to have been edited into the film from another, lower quality print. (The DVD is also dubbed into English). See more »
Silly Italian style comedy, leading by Albert Sordi's self humor, who has a true priceless action as always, he brings the laughs and Sophia Loren brings the voluptuous beauty, never has a perfect Cleopatra in cinema like her, evil and heartless, cold as hell and gorgeous, some scenes is a real gem, like at Dungeon where Sordi has a terrific acting, also an original and imaginative scene when Sordi describes your adventure to save a beauty woman and get a Cleopatra's ring, simply hilarious, maybe it's foolish, but never bored nobody, by the way the official DVD release in Brazil had 70 minutes only, then eight minutes are missing for the original movie, thus for Loren and Sordi 6 out 10!!
First watch: 1989 / How many: 3 / Source: TV-DVD / Rating: 6
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