Cleopatra

feature film, 1963

DIRECTED BY: Joseph Mankiewicz

Cleopatra

CAST:
Elizabeth Taylor (Kleopatra),
Richard Burton (Antonije),
Rex Harrison (Cezar),
Roddy McDowall (Oktavijan),
Martin Landau (Rufio)

SCRIPT:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz,
Ranald MacDougall,
Sidney Buchman

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Leon Shamroy

Synopsis:
This is a historical spectacle about the life of the Egyptian empress Cleopatra from the time when Cesar arrived in Egypt until her death eighteen years later. Cleopatra, whose brother is in power, wins Cesar’s attention to such an extent that he makes her the empress of Egypt. She then bears him a son. Before he manages to name the child heir of the Roma Empire, Cesar dies violently. Soon, Marc Antony arrives in Egypt…

35 mm, color, 192 min