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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown View All


Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Screenplay), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Director), Sidney Buchman (Screenplay), Ranald MacDougall (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 12th, 1963
Runtime: 4 hours, 8 minutes
Determined to hold on to the throne, Cleopatra seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony, who vows to take power—but Caesar’s successor has other plans.
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The film was originally planned to be 6 hours and shown in two different movies: Caesar and Cleopatra to be followed by Antony and Cleopatra, each film would be 3 hours in length.
Ostensibly madly in love with Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra, his smug, self-satisfied demeanour conveys only infatuation with himself, and makes the attraction Taylor is supposed to feel for him and the grand gestures she makes in the name of love feel inexplicable.