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Cleopatra / Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; Joseph L. Mankiewicz' [production of] ; screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, and Sidney Buchman ; produced by Walter Wanger ; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

Mankiewicz, Joseph L. (Screenwriter, Director). MacDougall, Ranald. (Screenwriter). Buchman, Sidney, 1902-1975 (Screenwriter). Wanger, Walter, 1894-1968 (Producer). Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011 (Actor). Burton, Richard, 1925-1984 (Actor). Harrison, Rex. (Actor). Brown, Pamela, 1917-1975 (Actor). Cole, George, 1925-2015 (Actor). Cronyn, Hume. (Actor). Danova, Cesare, 1926-1992 (Actor). Haigh, Kenneth, 1929-2018 (Actor). Keir, Andrew, 1926-1997 (Actor). Landau, Martin, 1928-2017 (Actor). McDowall, Roddy. (Actor). Stephens, Robert, 1931-1995 (Actor). Annis, Francesca, 1945- (Actor). Aslan, Grégoire, 1908-1982 (Actor). Benson, Martin, 1918-2010 (Actor). Berghof, Herbert. (Actor). Cairney, John, 1930- (Actor). Chan, Jacqui. (Actor). Cooley, Isabelle. (Actor). Doucette, John, 1921-1994 (Actor). Faulds, Andrew. (Actor). Gwynn, Michael. (Actor). Hordern, Michael, 1911-1995 (Actor). Maitland, Marne, 1916-1991 (Actor). O'Connor, Carroll. (Actor). O'Sullivan, Richard, 1944- (Actor). Watford, Gwen, 1927-1994 (Actor). Wilmer, Douglas, 1920-2016 (Actor). Franzero, Carlo Maria, 1892-1986 Life and times of Cleopatra. (Added Author). Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author). Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra), Richard Burton (Antony), Rex Harrison (Caesar), Pamela Brown (High Priestess), George Cole (Flavius), Hume Cronyn (Sosigenes), Cesare Danova (Apollodorus), Kenneth Haigh (Brutus), Andrew Keir (Agrippa), Martin Landau (Rufio), Roddy McDowell (Octavian, Caesar Augustus), Robert Stephens (Germanicus), Francesca Annis (Eiras), Gregoire Aslan (Pothinus), Martin Benson (Ramos), Herbert Berghof (Theodotos), John Cairney (Phoebus), Jacqui Chan (Lotus), Isabelle Cooley (Charmain), John Doucette (Achillas), Andrew Faulds (Canidius), Michael Gwynn (Cimber), Michael Hordern (Cicero), John Hoyt (Cassius), Marne Maitland (Euphranor), Carroll O'Connor (Casca), Richard Sullivan (Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII), Gwen Watford (Calpurnia), Douglas Wilmer (Decimus). (Cast).

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 248 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([8] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
  • Edition: Special ed., anamorphic widescreen.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. : ©2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1963.
Based upon the histories of Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, other ancient sources and "The life and times of Cleopatra" by C.M. Franzero.
Special features: Audio commentary by Jack Brodsky, Martin Landau, Chris Mankiewicz, and Tom Mankiewicz.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc I: Overture -- Main titles -- Caesar's triumph -- Alexandria -- Cleopatra -- Falling sickness -- Audience -- Great fire -- Under attack -- Fatal drink -- Caesar's justice -- New ally -- New lover -- One world -- Antony's concern -- Son -- Leaving Egypt -- Dictator for life -- Queen conquers Rome -- King in training -- Emperor of Rome -- Caesar's kingdom -- Conspirators -- Visions of death -- Dream is over -- Entr'acte (118 min.).
Disc II: Antony the avenger -- Need for Egypt -- Egypt goes to Antony -- Antony comes to Egypt -- Lovers at last -- Problem with Antony -- Marriage of state -- Queen's demands -- Jealousy and politics -- Forced war -- Antony's testament -- Brave simplicity -- Battle of Actium -- Antony's retreat -- Broken man -- Octavian's demand -- Waiting for Antony -- Cleopatra's decision -- Two legions left -- Antony stands alone -- Ultimate decision -- Dark sleep -- Antony is dead! -- By right of conquest -- Preparing to go -- Last request (130 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Leon Shamroy ; choreography by Hermes Pan ; music composed and conducted by Alex North ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer ; Elizabeth Taylor's costumes designed by Irene Sharaff ; production designed by John DeCuir ; men's costumes designed by Vittorio Nino Novarese ; women's costumes designed by Renie.
Participant or Performer Note:
Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra), Richard Burton (Antony), Rex Harrison (Caesar), Pamela Brown (High Priestess), George Cole (Flavius), Hume Cronyn (Sosigenes), Cesare Danova (Apollodorus), Kenneth Haigh (Brutus), Andrew Keir (Agrippa), Martin Landau (Rufio), Roddy McDowell (Octavian, Caesar Augustus), Robert Stephens (Germanicus), Francesca Annis (Eiras), Gregoire Aslan (Pothinus), Martin Benson (Ramos), Herbert Berghof (Theodotos), John Cairney (Phoebus), Jacqui Chan (Lotus), Isabelle Cooley (Charmain), John Doucette (Achillas), Andrew Faulds (Canidius), Michael Gwynn (Cimber), Michael Hordern (Cicero), John Hoyt (Cassius), Marne Maitland (Euphranor), Carroll O'Connor (Casca), Richard Sullivan (Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII), Gwen Watford (Calpurnia), Douglas Wilmer (Decimus).
Summary, etc.:
The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated G.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; dual layer.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Closed-captioned.
Subject: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C. > Drama.
Antonius, Marcus, 83 B.C.?-30 B.C. > Drama.
Caesar, Julius > Drama.
Caesar, Julius > Assassination > Drama.
Plutarch > Film adaptations.
Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122 > Film adaptations.
Appianus, of Alexandria > Film adaptations.
Franzero, Carlo Maria, 1892-1986 > Film adaptations.
Cleopatra, Reina de Egipto, m. 30 A. C. > Teatro.
César, Julio > Teatro.
Antonius, Marcus, 83 B.C.?-30 B.C.
Appianus, of Alexandria.
Caesar, Julius.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C.
Franzero, Carlo Maria, 1892-1986.
Plutarch.
Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C. > Drama.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, d. 30 B.C. > Drama.
Actium, Battle of (31 B.C.)
Civil War (Rome : 43-31 B.C.)
Queens > Egypt > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Heads of state > Drama.
Actium, Battle of, 31 B.C > Drama.
Assassination.
Heads of state.
Man-woman relationships.
Queens.
Egypt > History > 332-30 B.C. > Drama.
Rome > History > Civil War, 43-31 B.C. > Drama.
Egypt.
Rome (Empire)
Genre: Historical films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Historical films.
History.
Epic films.
War films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.