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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.

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Charlton Heston

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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 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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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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Mono | 70 mm 6-Track

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Charlton Heston was very keen to cast Robert Shaw as Enobarbus. See more »

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Version of Antonio e Cleopatra (1965) See more »

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Good Adaptation of Shakespeare's Play
17 January 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

I personally enjoy this version of Shakespeare's play in film form. It's beautifully filmed, directed, edited, acted out, written and the costuming and the sets are lavish. I feel as if I am taken back to ancient Rome and Egypt, I am also taken back to my childhood.

I'm not sure why some have a disdain for it. Some seem to dislike Charlton Heston in this one. To me, he's just as good in this film as any of his other films. But each of us are entitled to have our on opinions about Heston and this film adaptation.

I personally feel this film is a worthy entry in to the epic historical drama realm. It's almost up there with Ben-hur and The Ten Commandments.

7.5/10


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