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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 got really sick during the shooting; he had flu, vomited and had most difficulties to direct and act. See more »

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Features Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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Anthony and Cleopatra with Charleston Heston
2 January 2008 | by m-brown-8See all my reviews

I vividly remember going to see this film shortly after it was released. I was a rather serious student and thought Heston was not a serious actor, so didn't expect much. However, for me, in the film Heston WAS Anthony - Anthony was a media star with fatal flaws and Heston must have understood that type. He was totally authentic - there may have been the American accent, but again, Romans to Greeks must have been like Americans to the UK - so Heston's portrayal worked. And I remember Hildegarde Neil as a very convincing Cleopatra -not histrionic but someone ruled by emotion. I thought and still think that the Burton Taylor epic wasn't a patch on this. Must get the DVD!!


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