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Two Nights with Cleopatra (1954)

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


Mario Mattoli


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





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


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

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A Seductive Spectacle of Historic Proportions!




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Did You Know?


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


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 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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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Ferraniacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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