Cleopatra (1963) 2 Discs

Cleopatra (1963) 2 Discs

Rating: 7/10 from 26,147 users
Runtime: 192 min
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / Romance | 1963 | 31 Jul 1963 (UK)

In 48 B.C., Caesar pursues Pompey from Pharsalia to Egypt. Ptolemy, now supreme ruler after deposing his older sister, Cleopatra, attempts to gain favor with Caesar by presenting the conquerer with the head of Pompey, borne by his governors, Pothinos and Achillas. To win Caesar's support from her brother, Cleopatra hides herself in a rug, which Apollodorus, her servant, presents to Caesar. The Roman is immediately infatuated; banishing Ptolemy, he declares Cleopatra Egypt's sole ruler and takes her as his mistress. A son, Caesarion, is born of their union. Caesar, however, must return to Italy. Although he is briefly reunited with Cleopatra during a magnificent reception for the queen in Rome, Caesar is assassinated shortly thereafter, and Cleopatra returns to Egypt. When Mark Antony, Caesar's protégé, beholds Cleopatra aboard her elaborate barge at Tarsus some years later, he is smitten and becomes both her lover and military ally. Their liaison notwithstanding, Antony, to consolidate his position in Rome, marries Octavia, sister of the ambitious Octavian. The marriage satisfies no one. Cleopatra is infuriated, and Antony, tiring of his Roman wife, returns to Egypt. There he flaunts his liaison by marrying Cleopatra in a public ceremony. Sensing Antony's weakness, Octavian attacks and defeats his forces at Actium. Alarmed, Cleopatra withdraws her fleet and seeks refuge in her tomb. Written by alfiehitchie


Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz / Ranald MacDougall / Sidney Buchman

Company: Twentieth Century Fox

Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations.

Aspect Ratio: 2.20 : 1 (negative ratio)

Country: United States / United Kingdom / Switzerland

Creator: n/A

Location: Egypt


Seasons: n/A

Sound Mix: 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | 4-Track Stereo (35 mm prints) | Stereo (Westrex Recording System) | DTS 70 mm (70mm re-release)

Tagline: The motion picture the world has been waiting for!

User Review: 214

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz / Ranald MacDougall / Sidney Buchman

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor / Richard Burton / Rex Harrison / Pamela Brown / George Cole / Hume Cronyn / Cesare Danova / Kenneth Haigh / Andrew Keir / Martin Landau / Roddy McDowall / Robert Stephens / Francesca Annis / Grégoire Aslan / Martin Benson / Herbert Berghof / John Cairney / Jacqueline Chan / Isabel Cooley / John Doucette / Andrew Faulds / Michael Gwynn / Michael Hordern / John Hoyt / Marne Maitland / Carroll O'Connor / Richard O'Sullivan / Gwen Watford / Douglas Wilmer / Elisabeth Welch / Vanoye Aikens / John Alderson / John Alderton / Ronald Allen / Audrey Anderson / María Badmajew / Michèle Bailly / Marina Berti / Salvatore Billa / Omero Capanna / Bruna Caruso / Leo Coleman / Finlay Currie / Rod Dana / Marie Devereux / Peter Forster / John Frederick / María Luz Galicia / John Gayford / Peter Grant / Rosalba Grottesi / Rupert John / John Karlsen / Jeremy Kemp / Margaret Lee / Desmond Llewelyn / Calvin Lockhart / Loris Loddi / Barry Lowe / Jean Marsh / Kathy Martin / Luigi Martocci / Gesa Meiken / Furio Meniconi / Simon Mizrahi / Violeta Montenegro / Boris Nacinovic / Laurence Naismith / Kenneth Nash / John R. Pepper / Paola Pitagora / Michela Roc / Del Russel / Sandra Scarnati / Corinne Skinner-Carter / Mike Steen / Jack Taylor / Larry Taylor / John Valva / Meri Welles / Ben Wright

Language: English