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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 18 March 1972 (Japan)
After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

Director:

Charlton Heston

Writer:

Charlton Heston (adapted for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlton Heston ... Marc Antony
Hildegard Neil Hildegard Neil ... Cleopatra
Eric Porter ... Enobarbus
John Castle ... Octavius Caesar
Fernando Rey ... Lepidus
Carmen Sevilla ... Octavia
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Alexas
Freddie Jones ... Pompey
Enrique Alba Enrique Alba ... Maestro (as Alba)
Peter Arne ... Menas
Luis Barboo ... Varrius
Fernando Bilbao ... Menecrates
Warren Clarke ... Scarus
Roger Delgado ... Soothsayer
Julian Glover ... Proculeius
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Spain | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1972 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

...am Anfang war das Schwert - Antony und Cleopatra See more »

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Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono | 70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charlton Heston was very keen to cast Robert Shaw as Enobarbus. See more »

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Version of Antony & Cleopatra (1981) See more »

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a great movie for discovering
28 September 2001 | by alonsofSee all my reviews

Charlton Heston worked very hard in "Anthony and Cleopatra" an adaptation of Shakespeare scripted by himself . Heston is the director too, and the movie is a wonderful experience of filmmaking, a true labour of love, with some fault, perhaps, but full of energetic sequences . a story of love, passion and death . Heston knows very well the Shakespeare original, and he express in the screen all the strenght , all the fascination of the shakesperian text . "Anthony and Cleopatra" was filmed in Spain , with a marvellous soundtrack and a great camera work . Heston is superb in the title role.


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