5.7/10
85
5 user 2 critic

The Son of Cleopatra (1964)

Il figlio di Cleopatra (original title)
In Roman-dominated Egypt, the corrupt administration of a governor named Petronius has sparked a revolt headed by El Kabir, a young man who learns that he's actually the son of Cleopatra ... See full summary »

Director:

Ferdinando Baldi

Writers:

Anacleto Fontini (story), Ferdinando Baldi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Giarabub (1942)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Goffredo Alessandrini
Stars: Carlo Ninchi, Mario Ferrari, Doris Duranti
Firebrand (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The ups and downs of modern-day relationship take the spotlight in this contemporary, slice-of-life story.

Director: Aruna Raje
Stars: Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

(Khaled Degwy) who are enrolled in one of the terrorist groups that the killings, believing they are fighting for the sake of God, and when his brother (Ahmad) tries to join this group (... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Samy
Stars: Dina El Sherbiny, Eman El-Assy, Walid Fawaz
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Russian president Vladimir Putin attacks the 2016 American presidential election in collaboration with the Trump campaign.

Director: Jack Bryan
Stars: Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Jeremy Bash
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A new starlet is discovered and has ups and downs in Italian films.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Lucia Bosé, Gino Cervi, Andrea Checchi
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own.

Director: Antonio Leonviola
Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti
Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Nostro
Stars: Dan Vadis, Helga Liné, Giovanni Di Benedetto
Son of Samson (1960)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Maciste travels to Egypt, where he leads a revolt against an evil queen.

Director: Carlo Campogalliani
Stars: Mark Forest, Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti
Day of Anger (1967)
Certificate: M/PG Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A scruffy garbage boy becomes the pupil of a famed gunfighter, and the stage for confrontation is set when the gunman becomes unhinged and overruns the boy's town through violence and corruption.

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In 6 AD Emperor Tiberius is warned by the Senate in Rome of the threat posed by the Germanic tribes revolting in the northern province of Pannonia. Tribune Marcus Venditius is entrusted ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Beba Loncar, Gabriella Pallotta
Curiosa (2019)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Paris 1895; Pierre is a Parisian dandy and poet on the verge of fame. He and his poet friend Henri are both madly in love with Marie, the cheeky daughter of their mentor, Franco-Cuban poet ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Jeunet
Stars: Noémie Merlant, Niels Schneider, Benjamin Lavernhe
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A wannabe bride seeks professional help to find a husband and, in the process, finds herself.

Director: Luis Javier Henaine
Stars: Cassandra Ciangherotti, Gabriela de la Garza, Irán Castillo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Damon ... El Kebir
Scilla Gabel ... Livia
Arnoldo Foà ... Varrone
Livio Lorenzon Livio Lorenzon ... Petronio
Samira Ahmed Samira Ahmed ... Meroe
Shukri Sarhan ... Akro (as Shukry Sharhan)
Layla Fawzi ... Hermia (as Laila Fawzi)
Paolo Gozlino Paolo Gozlino ... Furio
Yehia Chahine Yehia Chahine ... Safar (as Yehia Shaine)
Hasan Youssef Hasan Youssef ... Uro
Corrado Annicelli Corrado Annicelli ... Longino
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Vetero
Alberto Cevenini Alberto Cevenini
Mahmoud Farag Mahmoud Farag ... Tarok
Abdel Khalek Saleh Abdel Khalek Saleh ... Priest
Edit

Storyline

In Roman-dominated Egypt, the corrupt administration of a governor named Petronius has sparked a revolt headed by El Kabir, a young man who learns that he's actually the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. When Petronius' daughter, Livia, newly-arrived from Rome, falls into his hands, El Kabir uses this opportunity to win her over to his side before releasing her to her father. Livia's efforts to promote peace, however, are thwarted, and only the arrival of Octavian Caesar can bring about a resolution to the troubled situation. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | Egypt

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

31 December 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Son of Cleopatra See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A "Sword & Sandal" with lots of sand
24 September 2000 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

Mark Damon plays the leader of a desert tribe in 1st-century-B.C. Egypt. Angered by the corrupt rule of the Roman governor, he leads a revolt against this governor, even though he's become romantically involved with the governor's daughter whom he holds hostage.

Damon played in a few of these "Sword & Sandal" movies but his good looks had a softness to them which kept him from becoming a truly-persuasive action hero. His upper teeth also seemed a bit too-widely spaced for one of those Cinemascope smiles, but unlike Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, and other stars of this genre, he had hair on his chest! (His torso is put on display here when he kneels down, hugs a stone altar, and is given a lashing across his bare back by horsemen wielding whips. This flogging ranks 23rd in the book "Lash! The 100 Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies.")

Fans of this kind of movie will find the usual array of battles, intrigue, romance, colorful costumes, gaudy sets, comic-book dialog, etc. What puts "Son of Cleopatra" a bit apart from the others are some impressive desert tableaux of armies marching across desert scenery. It may not match "Lawrence of Arabia," but all that sand and sky still looks pretty impressive.

One note: the movie's script seems to forget that Cleopatra was not Egyptian but was actually Greek.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed