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A Queen for Caesar (1962)

Una regina per Cesare (original title)
Story of the power struggle between Egyptian queen Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy, and how a common soldier risks his life to serve her.

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Complete credited cast:
... Cleopatra
... Achilles
... Lucio Settimio (as Rick Battaglia)
... Ptolemaio
Franco Volpi ... Apollodoro
Ennio Balbo ... Theodoto
Nerio Bernardi ... Scauro
Aurora de Alba ... Rabis
Nando Angelini ... Sexto Pompeio
Barbara Loy
Nino Marchetti ... Messaggero di Pompeius
Barbara Nardi ... Ancella
Piero Palermini ... Afranio
... Gnaeo Pompeio
... Giulio Cesare
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Story of the power struggle between Egyptian queen Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy, and how a common soldier risks his life to serve her.

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Unusual in most film chronicles of Cleopatra, this one deals with the young queen's life before she meets either Antony or Caesar.
10 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

There is a great deal of palace intrigue and skullduggery going on about Cleopatra and her arch-rival brother Ptolemy. Some excitement is generated when the queen is imprisoned and a devoted lovestruck soldier (Giorgio Ardisson) risks his life to free her. After several perilous shifts in the power struggle, the film ends at that entrancing legendary moment when she is smuggled into Caesar's presence rolled in a carpet. Julius (played by a much too young Gordon Scott in a brief cameo role) is bemused.


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