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Two Nights with Cleopatra (1954)

Due notti con Cleopatra (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 4 April 1964 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Mario Mattoli

Writers:

Ruggero Maccari (story) (as Nino Maccari), Ruggero Maccari (screenplay) (as Nino Maccari) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Cleopatra / Nisca
Alberto Sordi ... Cesarino
Paul Muller ... Tortul
Nando Bruno Nando Bruno ... Legionario
Alberto Talegalli Alberto Talegalli ... Enobarbo
Gianni Cavalieri Gianni Cavalieri ... Taverniere
Ugo D'Alessio Ugo D'Alessio ... Cocis
Rolf Tasna Rolf Tasna ... Meros (as Ralf Tasna)
Ughetto Bertucci Ughetto Bertucci ... Un mercante (as Ughetto)
Ettore Manni ... Marcantonio
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Storyline

Cleopatra è una donna bellissima ma ha un piccolo difetto: quando un ufficiale della guardia le piace, dopo una notte d'amore lo fa avvelenare dal fido Tortul perchè Marcantonio non lo venga a sapere. Cesarino è un ufficiale nuovo, non ancora al corrente del piccolo vizio di Cleopatra e subito accetta di fare la guardia alla regina. Quando entra non trova però la vera sovrana, ma Nisca, una schiava sua sosia che il perfido Tortul aveva scovato per permettere a Cleopatra di andare in incognito da Marcantonio. Ma, passata la prima notte, la vera Cleopatra torna... Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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A Seductive Spectacle of Historic Proportions!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deux nuits avec Cléopatre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Excelsa Film, Rosa Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Ferraniacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title role was actually intended for the Gina Lollobrigida, but she bowed out and Sophia Loren was a last-minute replacement. See more »

Quotes

Cleopatra: What would you do if you were in my place?
Dedit: If I had a husband like Marc Antony I would be faithful to him.
Cleopatra: A dog is faithful, a woman never.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Voluptuous Cleopatra comes twice!!
1 November 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Silly Italian style comedy,leading by Sordi's self humor who has priceless action as always,he brings the laughs and Loren brings the voluptuous beauty,never has a perfect Cleopatra in cinema like her,evil, heartless, cold as hell and gorgeous.... some scenes is a real gem,like in Dugeon where Sordi has a terrific acting,and a original and imaginative scene when Sordi describe your adventure to save a beauty woman and get a Cleopatra's ring...simply hilarious,maybe it's foolish but never bored,by the way the official DVD release in Brazil had only 70 minutes,eight minutes are missing for the original movie....So for Loren and Sordi 6 out 10!!

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First watch: 1989 / How many: 3 / Source: TV-DVD / Rating: 6


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